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Uncooled infrared ozone limb sounder
Author(s): H. Ray Tsao; Larry L. Gordley; William White; Benjamin Thomas Marshall
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Paper Abstract

Microbolometer array technology is making rapid progress in the commercial and tactical military world. An array was used for uncooled IR imaging in a very successful Shuttle flight and more is planned. Applications for long missions with microbolometers are on the drawing board. A recent study concluded that an uncooled staring array, when applied to Mid IR atmospheric ozone limb profile measurement could dramatically improve earth coverage, vertical precision and mixing ratio accuracy. Imaging by a staring array also alleviates some of the problems of non-imaging approach. This paper describes the technique and strategy of ozone profiling with an uncooled microbolometer array, the derived key instrument requirements and a brief discussion on the instrument implementation approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3759, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII, (6 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372679
Show Author Affiliations
H. Ray Tsao, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Larry L. Gordley, GATS, Inc. (United States)
William White, Lockheed Martin IR Imaging Systems (United States)
Benjamin Thomas Marshall, GATS, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3759:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VII
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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