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The instrumentation and the BBM test results of thermal and near-infrared sensor for carbon observation (TANSO) on GOSAT
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Paper Abstract

The Greenhouse gases Observing SATellite (GOSAT) is a satellite to monitor the carbon dioxide (CO2) and the methane (CH4) globally from orbit. GOSAT will be placed in a 666 km sun-synchronous orbit of 13:00 local time, with an inclination angle of 98 deg. Two instruments are accommodated on GOSAT. Thermal And Near infrared Sensor for carbon Observation Fourier-Transform Spectrometer (TANSO-FTS) detects the Short wave infrared (SWIR) reflected on the earth's surface as well as the thermal infrared (TIR) radiated from the ground and the atmosphere. TANSO-FTS is capable of detecting wide spectral coverage, specifically, three narrow bands (0.76, 1.6, and 2 micron) and a wide band (5.5-14.3 micron) with 0.2 cm-1 spectral resolution. TANSO Cloud and Aerosol Imager (TANSO-CAI) is a radiometer of ultraviolet (UV), visible, and SWIR to correct cloud and aerosol interference. The paper presents the instrument design of TANSO-FTS/CAI, and test results using Bread Board Model (BBM) are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6297, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XIV, 62970K (7 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677113
Show Author Affiliations
Akihiko Kuze, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Tomoyuki Urabe, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Hiroshi Suto, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Yutaka Kaneko, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
Takashi Hamazaki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6297:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing XIV
Marija Strojnik, Editor(s)

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