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Visible airglow limb imaging spectrograph for sounding rockets
Author(s): Frank R. Harris; Richard L. Gattinger; Ian C. McDade; Ian P. Powell; Edward J. Llewellyn; John W. N. Yuen; Peter Moorhouse; Supriya Chakrabarti
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Paper Abstract

As part of an ongoing investigation of airglow emissions from space, we have developed an intensified CCD imaging spectrograph for a sounding rocket project called General Excitation Mechanisms In Nightglow (GEMINI). The instrument, known as Limb Imaging Spectrograph for Airglow (LISA) will be used to measure the limb profiles of some important nighttime airglow emission features. The GEMINI rocket is to be launched from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, in early 1993. The payload will be three-axis stabilized and absolute pointing will be derived from a star video camera. In this paper the imager design is discussed and we present the results of some laboratory tests performed using an artificial source of the oxygen nightglow emission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1745, Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (29 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60617
Show Author Affiliations
Frank R. Harris, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Richard L. Gattinger, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ian C. McDade, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Ian P. Powell, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Edward J. Llewellyn, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
John W. N. Yuen, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Peter Moorhouse, Univ. of Saskatchewan (Canada)
Supriya Chakrabarti, Univ. of California/Berkeley (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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