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ATRAS: atmospheric radiation spectrometer results after phase A study
Author(s): Makoto Suzuki; Hirokazu Kobayashi; Rouichi Imasu; Haruhisa Shimoda; Toshihiro Ogawa
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Paper Abstract

ATRAS (Atmospheric Radiation Spectrometer) is a nadir-looking Fourier Transform Spectrometer, which is a follow-on instrument of IMG onboard ADEOS satellite. ATRS will have 0.05 (0.1 apodized) spectral resolution over 3 - 16 micron using 4 photo voltaic (InSb and/or PV-MCT) detectors. Objectives of ATRAS are to demonstrate the performance of high spectral resolution IR sounder using FTS technique on (1) monitoring of greenhouse gases, (2) operational temperature and water vapor sounding, and (3) monitoring of earth's radiation budget. ATRAS will have much better radiometric performance compared to the IMG. It was proposed to be launched onboard a Japanese small satellite, MDS-3 (Mission Demonstration Satellite). The mission strategy and results of conceptual design study of ATRAS will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3870, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III, (28 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.373175
Show Author Affiliations
Makoto Suzuki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Hirokazu Kobayashi, Central Research Institute for Electric Power Industry (Japan)
Rouichi Imasu, National Institute for Resources and Environment (Japan)
Haruhisa Shimoda, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Toshihiro Ogawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3870:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites III
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie, Editor(s)

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