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Calibration of the Halogen Occultation Experiment Sun Sensor
Author(s): A. S. Moore; L. E. Mauldin; C. W. Stump; M. G. Fabert; J. A. Reagan
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Paper Abstract

The calibration of the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) Sun sensor is described. This system consists of two energy balancing silicon detectors which provide coarse azimuth and elevation control signals, and a silicon photodiode array which provides top and bottom solar edge data for fine elevation control. All three detectors were calibrated on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona, using the Langley plot technique. The conventional Langley plot technique was modified to allow calibration of the two coarse detectors which operate wideband. A brief description of the test setup is also given. The HALOE instrument is a gas correlation radiometer that is now being developed for the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS).

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0685, Infrared Technology XII, (10 December 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936512
Show Author Affiliations
A. S. Moore, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
L. E. Mauldin, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
C. W. Stump, NASA Langley Research Center (United States)
M. G. Fabert, System and Applied Science Corporation (United States)
J. A. Reagan, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0685:
Infrared Technology XII
Richard A. Mollicone; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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