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Total irradiance monitor design and on-orbit functionality
Author(s): Greg Kopp; George Lawrence; Gary Rottman
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Paper Abstract

The solar Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM) on NASA's SORCE mission began taking data in early 2003. This instrument continues the 25-year record of space-borne, total solar irradiance (TSI) measurements, with improved precision from its new technologies and calibration methods. We present an overview of the TIM instrument, including the design features enabling its high precision, and we present preliminary on-orbit TSI data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5171, Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (4 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.505235
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Greg Kopp, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
George Lawrence, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Gary Rottman, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5171:
Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Silvano Fineschi; Mark A. Gummin, Editor(s)

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