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The Application Of CCD Detectors To UV Imaging From A Spinning Satellite
Author(s): J. S. Murphree; L. L. Cogger
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Paper Abstract

One of the instruments operated during the successful Swedish Viking satellite mission of 1986 was an Ultraviolet Imager contributed by Canada. The camera provided global images of the aurora with exposure times of about one second and repetition rates of one to three per minute. This time resolution was achieved using the combination of a fast (f/1) camera, an image intensifier and a coupled CCD detector operated in the time-delay-integration (TDI) mode to "de-spin" the instrument. Interactive control and real-time analysis of data were integral parts of the instrument design. The instrument provided approximately 45,000 images. Based upon the Viking experience, a new UV imager is being developed for the Auroral Probe satellite of the Soviet Union's multi-satellite Interball program.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0932, Ultraviolet Technology II, (16 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.946877
Show Author Affiliations
J. S. Murphree, The University of Calgary (United States)
L. L. Cogger, The University of Calgary (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0932:
Ultraviolet Technology II
Robert E. Huffman, Editor(s)

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