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Design and alignment of the MIPAS focal plane system
Author(s): Kees Smorenburg; Huib Visser; K. Moddemeijer
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Paper Abstract

The Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding (MIPAS) is selected by ESA for the ENVISAT-mission, scheduled for launch in 1999. The instrument will measure the concentration of atmospheric trace gases in the earth atmosphere in a spectral region from 4.15 - 14.6 micrometers . MIPAS consists of scan mirrors, a telescope, a Michelson Interferometer, an optical reducer and a focal plane assembly. The optical reducer consists of a 2 concave and 1 convex mirror system. The focal plane assembly consists of a configuration of mirrors and dichroics, with which the spectral range is divided in 4 spectral bands. TNO Institute of Applied Physics has designed the optical/mechanical system and after manufacturing of the components has aligned the system with high accuracy. The design and alignment of this system is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2774, Design and Engineering of Optical Systems, (23 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.246697
Show Author Affiliations
Kees Smorenburg, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)
Huib Visser, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)
K. Moddemeijer, TNO Institute of Applied Physics (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2774:
Design and Engineering of Optical Systems
Joseph J. M. Braat, Editor(s)

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