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The solar ultraviolet magnetograph investigation sounding rocket program
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Paper Abstract

This paper will describe the objectives of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Solar Ultraviolet Magnetograph Investigation (SUMI) and the unique optical components that have been developed to meet those objectives. A sounding rocket payload has been developed to test the feasibility of magnetic field measurements in the Sun's transition region. The optics have been optimized for simultaneous measurements of two magnetic sensitive lines formed in the transition region (CIV at 1550 Å and MgII at 2800 Å). This paper will concentrate on the polarization properties SUMI's toroidal varied-line-space (TVLS) gratings and its system level testing as we prepare to launch in the Summer of 2008.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6689, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation II, 66890E (20 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.731659
Show Author Affiliations
E. A. West, NASA/NSSTC (United States)
K. Kobayashi, NASA/NSSTC (United States)
J. M. Davis, NASA/NSSTC (United States)
G. A. Gary, NASA/NSSTC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6689:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation II
Silvano Fineschi; Rodney A. Viereck, Editor(s)

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