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A comparative analysis at engineering level of dispersive and Fourier transform spectrometers for MTG sounding applications

Paper Abstract

Sounding measurements with high spatial resolution (better than 10 km horizontal and 1 km vertical) and repeat cycles better than an hour over the full Earth disk will enhance the ability of National Meteorological Services to initialise models of observations of temperature, moisture and winds.

To meet those needs, trade-off’s were performed during the Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) mission study (2003-2005) where preliminary instrument concepts for the Infra-Red Sounding (IRS) mission were investigated allowing at the same time to consolidate the technical requirements for the overall system study. The trade-off’s demonstrated that two types of instrument could fulfill the requirements: a Fourier Transform Spectrometer and a Dispersive Spectrometer.

This paper aims at comparing these two MTG-IRS sensor concepts by highlighting the differences in the constraints imposed on the characteristics and required performance at hardware level. In addition, technology criticalities and some other aspects are discussed qualitatively.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10567, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006, 1056721 (21 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2308080
Show Author Affiliations
Mathieu Quatrevalet, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Donny Aminou, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)
Jean-Loup Bézy, ESA-ESTEC (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10567:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2006
Errico Armandillo; Josiane Costeraste; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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