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EOS/ACRIM III instrumentation
Author(s): Richard C. Willson; Roger S. Helizon
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Paper Abstract

A new modular Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor (ACRIM) has been developed for the Earth Observation System (EOS) ACRIM III experiment. ACRIM III will be launched on a dedicated small satellite (ACRIMSAT) in late 1999 for a five year EOS Phase I total solar irradiance (TSI) monitoring mission. The new ACRIm instrument is compact, reduced in mass and size to less than 1/2 that of previous ACRIM's. The enhanced structure, electronics and shutter system, designed collaboratively by the Columbia-based Principal Investigator and Jet Propulsion Laboratory instrumentation teams, provide a versatile, precise and accurate, state-of-the-art TSI observational capability for the EOS and other potential applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3750, Earth Observing Systems IV, (24 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363557
Show Author Affiliations
Richard C. Willson, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Roger S. Helizon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3750:
Earth Observing Systems IV
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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