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A dual-etalon imaging Fabry-Perot interferometer for observing tropospheric ozone: airborne instrument design
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Paper Abstract

Space-based observation of tropospheric trace species has been identified as a high-priority atmospheric science goal. In particular, global and regional measurements of lower atmosphere ozone concentrations are critical to both enhancing scientific understanding and to expanding capabilities for pollution monitoring. The interferometer addressed here will be a spatially imaging, spectrally tunable airborne sensor focused on making such important tropospheric ozone measurements, and is designed to be a risk-reduction and proof-of-concept test-bed for developing the corresponding orbiting instrument also based upon a dual etalon Fabry-Perot interferometer. We present herein details of the airborne instrument design and development process, including parameter specifications for the interferometer and other enabling subsystems, as well as plans for integration, test, and characterization in the laboratory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5157, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V, (3 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508159
Show Author Affiliations
William B. Cook, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Allen M. Larar, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Carl S. Mills, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Jeffery J. Puschell, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Wilbert R. Skinner, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5157:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research V
Allen M. Larar; Joseph A. Shaw; Zhaobo Sun, Editor(s)

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