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The absolute frequency reference unit for the methane-sensing lidar mission Merlin
Author(s): D. Heinecke; T. Liebherr; C. Diekmann; A. Baatzsch; M. Herding; M. Taha; R. Birmuske; X. Wang; D. Battles; K. Dahl; B. Kiewe; K. Schleisiek; N. Beller; H. Schafer; K. Nicklaus

Paper Abstract

The French-German Methane Remote Sensing LIDAR Mission (MERLIN) planned for launch in 2020 aims to provide a global methane concentration map. The instrument is a differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL) system measuring the column-weighted dry-air mixing ratios of methane with a horizontal resolution of 50 km employing an absorption line at 1645 nm [1].

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105620K (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296087
Show Author Affiliations
D. Heinecke, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
T. Liebherr, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
C. Diekmann, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
A. Baatzsch, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
M. Herding, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
M. Taha, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
R. Birmuske, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
X. Wang, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
D. Battles, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
K. Dahl, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
B. Kiewe, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
K. Schleisiek, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
N. Beller, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
H. Schafer, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)
K. Nicklaus, SpaceTech GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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