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Brassboard tests of a high-resolution interferometer (GHIS) installed in a GOES sounder
Author(s): William E. Bicknell; Lawrence M. Candell; D. G. Kocher; Danette P. Ryan-Howard; David M. Weitz
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Paper Abstract

Examination of future NOAA Geostationary Operational Environment Satellite (GOES) IR sounder requirement suggested replacing the present GOES I-M series filter wheel instrument with a high-resolution FTIR interferometer. NOAA and MIT Lincoln Laboratory initiated a design and test program replacement feasibility. In collaboration with NASA and ITT Aerospace, a brassboard-version GOES High-Resolution Interferometer Sounder (GHIS) developed under this pathfinder program was installed inside an earlier generation sounder at ITT Aerospace. This paper describes the suite of tests performed while operating the GHIS brassboard at room temperature inside the sounder. Results from the tests effort highlight key issues involved in characterizing FTIR interferometer performance for GOES sounder applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 1998
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 3439, Earth Observing Systems III, (3 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.325625
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Bicknell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Lawrence M. Candell, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
D. G. Kocher, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
Danette P. Ryan-Howard, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)
David M. Weitz, MIT Lincoln Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3439:
Earth Observing Systems III
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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