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IASI-NG development status
Author(s): Bertrand Calvel; Frederic Bernard

Paper Abstract

The Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer New Generation (IASI-NG) is a key payload element of the second generation of European meteorological polar-orbit satellites (METOP-SG) dedicated to operational meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, and climate monitoring.

It will continue and improve the IASI mission in the next decades (2020-2040) in the field of operational meteorology, climate monitoring, and characterization of atmospheric composition related to climate, atmospheric chemistry and environment. The performance objective is mainly a spectral resolution and a radiometric error divided by two compared with the IASI first generation ones.

The measurement technique is based on wide field Fourier Transform Spectrometer (operating in the 3.5 - 15.5 μm spectral range) based on an innovative Mertz compensated interferometer to manage the so-called self-apodisation effect and the associated spectral resolution degradation.

We present here the design of the instrument, the development status of the main units, critical technologies and subsystems and the first test results performed on engineering models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 1118006 (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535925
Show Author Affiliations
Bertrand Calvel, Airbus Defence and Space SAS (France)
Frederic Bernard, CNES (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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