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Global imaging monitor of the ionosphere: an ultraviolet ionospheric imaging experiment for the ARGOS satellite
Author(s): George R. Carruthers; Timothy D. Seeley
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Paper Abstract

The Global Imaging Monitor of the Ionosphere (GIMI) is one of several remote-sensing instruments under development for flight on the Air Force Space Test Program's P91-1 Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS), planned for launch in late 1995. The primary objective of GIMI is to map and monitor the ionospheric O(+) and electron density on a global basis, by means of wide-field imaging of ionospheric far-ultraviolet emissions. GIMI consists of two wide-field imaging cameras sensitive in two far- and extreme-UV spectral ranges (75-105 nm and 131-160 nm), selected for their utility in day and night ionospheric remote sensing. The GIMI sensors are based on electron-bombarded CCD arrays, with opaque alkali halide photocathodes and Schmidt or all-reflective optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1745, Instrumentation for Planetary and Terrestrial Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (29 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60625
Show Author Affiliations
George R. Carruthers, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Timothy D. Seeley, 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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