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Simple Fabry-Perot-based instrument for surface pressure sensing from space
Author(s): William S. Heaps
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Paper Abstract

Mitchel and O-Brien observed in 1989 that a passive satellite measurement using the oxygen A-band could exhibit a precision better than 1% when used to make a surface pressure measurement. We will present a design and performance simulation for a Fabry-Perot interferometer based instrument which should exceed this level of performance. The design is small, inexpensive and rugged.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462997
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William S. Heaps, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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