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Polarization characteristics of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (MSFC) Experimental Vector Magnetograph
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Paper Abstract

A new vector magnetograph is being developed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to measure polarization from active regions on the Sun. This paper will describe the polarization characteristics of the elements that make up the MSFC EXperimental Vector Magnetograph (EXVM) polarimeter. Based on those characteristics, the systematic errors associated with this polarimeter will be modeled and the polarization resolution that could be achieved in a space-based (or balloon-based) instrument will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2265, Polarization Analysis and Measurement II, (14 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.186699
Show Author Affiliations
Edward A. West, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Matthew H. Smith, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2265:
Polarization Analysis and Measurement II
Dennis H. Goldstein; David B. Chenault, Editor(s)

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