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Space-based small ultraviolet photometer for the measurement of ozone concentration in the Earth's atmosphere
Author(s): Adam D. Devir; Fred Ortenberg
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Paper Abstract

The Ozone Meter (OM-2) described in this paper is designed to obtain both ozone profiles and cumulative ozone amount in the earth atmosphere from space measurements of solar backscatter ultraviolet radiation. OM-2 uses a filterwheel- photometer combination to measure UV radiation in the 252.0- 340.0 nm spectral region in 7 fixed wavelengths with 1.0 nm bandwidth. This short form report describes the OM-2 according to its optical scheme, detector, electronic parts, the filter wheel mechanism, the filters and the mechanical design. This technique can detect large variations of ozone a broad range of atmosphere with errors ranging up to 15 percent. The OM-2 instrument has small weight and size, low power consumption and an accuracy similar to that of more complicated instruments used in the past. The OM-2 will be a part of the instrument pack of the Israel microsatellite TechSat-1A that will be launched in 1997.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3110, 10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281397
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Adam D. Devir, Technion Research and Development Foundation Ltd. (Israel)
Fred Ortenberg, Technion--Israel Institute of Technology (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3110:
10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Stanley R. Rotman, Editor(s)

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