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GOES solar EUV detector calibration at the NSLS
Author(s): John E Wise; Geoffrey Gaines; Arthur Gaudet; Mark A Gummin; Fred A. Hanser; Allen Harris; Stephen Hersey; Benjawan Kjornrattanawanich
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Paper Abstract

A solar ultraviolet detector prototype for the GOES spacecraft has been calibrated using the X24C beamline at the Brookhaven NSLS. Similar in design to the 3-channel SOHO CELIAS SEM, the GOES EUV uses a combination of transmission gratings and silicon photodiodes with thin-film metal overcoats to provide the required bandpasses. Four of the channels position the photodiodes at the first to fourth orders of 2500 and 5000 L/mm transmission gratings to provide spectral information over four wavelength bands from approximately 5-80 nm. The fifth channel positions the photodiode at first order of a 1667 L/mm transmission grating in combination with a bandpass filter centered at approximately 120 nm to provide coverage in the Lyman alpha region of teh solar spectrum. The GOES EUV will provid continuous monitoring of solar EUV in bandpasses that are known to have a large variability in the amount of energy deposition in the earth's ionosphere over a solar cycle. Prototype detector design and calibration procedure are discussed. Absolute responses of the design model and synchrotron beamline properties relevant to calibration are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5549, Weather and Environmental Satellites, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559986
Show Author Affiliations
John E Wise, GE Panametrics (United States)
Geoffrey Gaines, ALIAS Aerospace, Inc. (United States)
Arthur Gaudet, GE Panametrics (United States)
Mark A Gummin, ALIAS Aerospace, Inc. (United States)
Fred A. Hanser, GE Panametrics (United States)
Allen Harris, GE Panametrics (United States)
Stephen Hersey, GE Panametrics (United States)
Benjawan Kjornrattanawanich, Universities Space Research Association (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5549:
Weather and Environmental Satellites
Thomas H. Vonder Haar; Hung-Lung Allen Huang, Editor(s)

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