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Trade-off studies on ODUS spectrograph design
Author(s): Takahiro Kawashima; Akihiko Kuze; Jun Tanii; Shigetaka Mori; Toshihiro Ogawa; Makoto Suzuki; Kazuo Shibasaki; Yasuji Yamamoto; Takuki Sano
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Paper Abstract

ODUS (Ozone Dynamics Ultraviolet Spectrometer) on the GCOM (Global Change Observation Mission)-A1 mission will measure the ozone, SO2, NO2 and other trace constituents both in the stratosphere and in the troposphere through the backscatter ultraviolet (BUV) technique from 306 nm to 420 nm. In the present paper, the design concepts of the ODUS were clarified and a trade-off study among various spectrometer types was done. Since GCOM-A1 will have a non-sun-synchronous orbit, the thermal condition during a recurrent cycle will be more variable than that of a sun-synchronous orbit. Therefore, misalignment caused by thermal stress distortion was expected to be the most critical matter. As a result, a simple conventional Ebert type spectrometer was employed. However astigmatism is a matter of serious concern for the Ebert type spectrometer, because it leads to a significant loss of the input photon flux caused by the image extension of the entrance slit in the direction of detector height. The optimal slit height was determined by the trade-off study between high throughput and the image distortion due to astigmatism. As a detector, a linear photodiode array was employed for ODUS. As the detector is custom made, the shape and the arrangement of each photodiode pixel can be modified by changing the mask design. We optimized the detector height for each photodiode pixel to maximize the SN ratio by calculating the instrument function. According to the above process, the detector was newly fabricated with a dramatic change of the mask design. The new detector was combined with the previously fabricated laboratory model spectrometer. We successfully obtained atmospheric scatter data on the ground with a signal to noise ratio of 350 at the wavelength of around 400 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4150, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.416983
Show Author Affiliations
Takahiro Kawashima, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Akihiko Kuze, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Jun Tanii, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Shigetaka Mori, NEC Corp. (Japan)
Toshihiro Ogawa, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Makoto Suzuki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Kazuo Shibasaki, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Yasuji Yamamoto, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)
Takuki Sano, National Space Development Agency of Japan (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4150:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II
Yasuhiro Sasano; Jinxue Wang; Tadahiro Hayasaka, Editor(s)

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