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TIMED solar EUV experiment
Author(s): Thomas N. Woods; Scott M. Bailey; Francis G. Eparvier; George M. Lawrence; Judith Lean; William E. McClintock; Raymond G. Roble; Gary J. Rottman; Stanley C. Solomon; W. Kent Tobiska; Gregory J. Ucker; O. R. White
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Paper Abstract

The solar EUV experiment (SEE) selected for the NASA Thermosphere, Ionosphere, and Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics mission will measure the solar vacuum UV (VUV) spectral irradiance from 0.1 to 200 nm. To cover this wide spectral range two different types of instruments are used: grating spectrograph for spectra above 25 nm and a set of silicon soft x-ray (XUV) photodiodes with thin film filters for below 30 nm. Redundant channels of the spectrograph and XUV photodiodes provide in-flight calibration checks on the time scale of a week, and annual rocket underflight measurements provide absolute calibration checks traceable to radiometric standards. Both types of instrument have been developed and flight proven as part of a NASA solar EUV irradiance rocket experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3442, Missions to the Sun II, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330255
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas N. Woods, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Scott M. Bailey, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Francis G. Eparvier, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
George M. Lawrence, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Judith Lean, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
William E. McClintock, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Raymond G. Roble, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Gary J. Rottman, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Stanley C. Solomon, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
W. Kent Tobiska, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gregory J. Ucker, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
O. R. White, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3442:
Missions to the Sun II
Clarence M. Korendyke, Editor(s)

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