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The Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System on the ISS: sensor performance and space weather applications from the extreme to the near ultraviolet
Author(s): Andrew W. Stephan; Scott A. Budzien; Rebecca L. Bishop; Paul R. Straus; Andrew B. Christensen; James H. Hecht; Zachary Van Epps
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Paper Abstract

The Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS) is a suite of eight sensors covering wavelengths from 55 to 874 nm that has been developed for comprehensive remote sensing of the upper atmosphere. Initially designed to orbit on a higher-altitude TIROS satellite, the RAIDS experiment has been refurbished for a new mission on the International Space Station Japanese Experiment Module Exposed Facility (JEM-EF). RAIDS measures the altitude profiles of dayglow and nightglow emissions for specification of key ionospheric and thermospheric constituents. This paper details four of the RAIDS sensors that will measure spectral features in the extreme (55-110 nm), far (130-180 nm), middle (200-300 nm), and near (300-400 nm) ultraviolet bands. The radiometric and spectral recharacterization of these sensors is highlighted, along with an overview of the primary features that this combination of experiments will measure to provide an unique perspective on the response of the ionosphere and thermosphere to space weather events.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 74380Y (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825167
Show Author Affiliations
Andrew W. Stephan, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Scott A. Budzien, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Rebecca L. Bishop, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Paul R. Straus, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Andrew B. Christensen, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
James H. Hecht, The Aerospace Corp. (United States)
Zachary Van Epps, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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