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High-resolution chirp transform spectrometer for middle atmospheric microwave sounding
Author(s): Paul Hartogh
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Paper Abstract

The development of microwave heterodyne receiver technologies like Superconductor-Insulator-Superconductor-(SIS) mixer and Hot-Electron-Bolometer (HEB) offers the possibility to detect a large number of minor atmospheric constituents, which have been under the detection limit before. The requirements on the functional performance of spectrometers have increased at the same time. The Chirp Transform Spectrometer (CTS) fulfills these requirements, because of its high resolution, stability, linearity and dynamic range and has a large development potential for future spaceborne applications due to its very low mass and power consumption. The development status of CTS at the Max-Planck-Institut fur Aeronomie (MPAE) will be described and possible spaceborne applications will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3220, Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II, (1 January 1997);
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Paul Hartogh, Max-Planck-Institute fuer Aeronomie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3220:
Satellite Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere II
Joanna D. Haigh, Editor(s)

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