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Mission concept of atmospheric radiation spectrometer (ATRAS): a follow-on instrument of ADEOS/IMG
Author(s): Makoto Suzuki; Haruhisa Shimoda; Hirokazu Kobayashi; 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. ATRAS 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: 16 November 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4131, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VIII, (16 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.406552
Show Author Affiliations
Makoto Suzuki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Haruhisa Shimoda, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Hirokazu Kobayashi, Central Research Institute for Electric Power Industry (Japan)
Toshihiro Ogawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4131:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing VIII
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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