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Instrumentation on the RAIDS experiment II: extreme-ultraviolet spectrometer, photometer, and near-IR spectrometer
Author(s): Andrew B. Christensen; David C. Kayser; James B. Pranke; Paul R. Straus; David James Gutierrez; Supriya Chakrabarti; Robert P. McCoy; Robert R. Meier; Kenneth D. Wolfram; J. Michael Picone
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Paper Abstract

The RAIDS experiment consists of eight instruments spanning the wavelength range from the extreme ultraviolet (55 nm) to the near infrared (800 nm) oriented to view the Earth's limb from the NOAA-J spacecraft to be launched into a circular orbit in 1993. Through measurements of the natural optical emissions and scattered sunlight origmating in the upper atmosphere including the mesosphere and thermosphere, state variables such as temperature, composition, density and ion concentration of this region will be inferred. This paper describes the subset of instruments fabricated or otherwise provided by the Space and Environment Technology Center (formerly Space Sciences Laboratory) at The Aerospace Corp. The companion to this paper describes the instruments from the Naval Research Laboratory. The Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph (EUVS), the three fixed filter photometers 0! (630), 0! (777), and Na (589), and the near infrared spectrometer (NIR) will be described. These are all mounted on a mechanical scan platform that scans the limb from approximately 75 to 750 km in the orbital plane of the satellite every 90 seconds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1745, Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (29 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60602
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew B. Christensen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David C. Kayser, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James B. Pranke, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Paul R. Straus, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
David James Gutierrez, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Robert P. McCoy, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Robert R. Meier, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Kenneth D. Wolfram, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
J. Michael Picone, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1745:
Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Supriya Chakrabarti; Andrew B. Christensen, Editor(s)

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