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A high-resolution high-throughput FUV imager for the JMEX mission
Author(s): Steven N. Osterman; Nicholas M. Schneider; David A. Content; William E. McClintock; Stephen R. Steg; James C. Westfall; Bret P. Lamprecht; John Paul Andrews; Oswald H. W. Siegmund
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Paper Abstract

We present the instrument design, the image motion correction algorithm, and the predicted performance of the Ultraviolet Imager (UVI) proposed for the Jupiter Magnetospheric Explorer (JMEX) mission. The JMEX mission is a small explorer mission (SMEX) designed to observe the Jovian system and to study the dynamical relationship between Jupiter's magnetosphere and Io, the primary source for the Io plasma torus. JMEX was selected as one of six SMEX missions for review by NASA following additional design and analysis. While not selected for flight, the design includes several innovative design features which permit 0.25" imaging on a SMEX class spacecraft which are of general interest. The UVI consists of the Ultraviolet Telescope (UVT) and the Ultraviolet Imager Instrument Package (UVIIP). The UVT is a 50 cm Cassegrain telescope, and the UVIIP consists of an elliptical tertiary mirror, an eight position filter/prism wheel, a cross-delay line microchannel plate detector and a visible light image motion sensor. The integrated system will provide 0.25" imaging over a 100" field of view between 115 and 200nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 February 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4854, Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation, (24 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459952
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Steven N. Osterman, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Nicholas M. Schneider, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
David A. Content, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William E. McClintock, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Stephen R. Steg, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
James C. Westfall, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Bret P. Lamprecht, Lab. for Atmospheric and Space Physics/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
John Paul Andrews, Ctr. for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy/Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Sensor Sciences, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4854:
Future EUV/UV and Visible Space Astrophysics Missions and Instrumentation
J. Chris Blades; Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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