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ALADIN: the lidar instrument for the AEOLUS mission
Author(s): Marc Schillinger; Didier Morancais; Frederic Fabre; Alain J.F. Culoma
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Paper Abstract

The ALADIN Instrument is a Doppler Wind Lidar, which will be launched in 2007 aboard the ESA Core Explorer Aeolus Mission. The main purpose of this payload is the measurement of tropospheric wind profiles on a global scale. The concept is based on a solid-state Nd:YAG laser associated with a direct detection frequency receiver. Astrium-SAS is prime contractor for the development of ALADIN. This program includes in particular the development of a Pre Development Model for the critical parts of the instrument. This paper describes the flight instrument design and reviews the achievements of the PDM activities: this will cover in particular the development status of the engineering models of the CCD detectors, front-end units and spectrometers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463024
Show Author Affiliations
Marc Schillinger, Astrium SAS (France)
Didier Morancais, Astrium SAS (France)
Frederic Fabre, Astrium SAS (France)
Alain J.F. Culoma, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


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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