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Technological evolutions on the FTS instrument for follow-on missions to SCISAT Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment
Author(s): Jacques Giroux; Louis Moreau; Guillaume Girard; Marc-André Soucy
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Paper Abstract

The Canadian satellite SCISAT-1 developed for the Canadian Space Agency in the context of the ACE mission (Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment) was launched in August 2003. The mission has been a tremendous technical and scientific success. The main instrument of the ACE mission is a high-resolution Fourier Transform Spectrometer (FTS) designed and built by ABB Bomem. Several new missions are currently considered as follow-on to the ACE mission to ensure continuity of the extensive high-quality data set of the Earth's atmosphere that was started with the ACE mission, but also possibly to bring new improvements and enhance the utilization of these data. A solar-occultation FTS based on the optical design for ACE-FTS, has been selected for a planetary exploration mission to measure the atmospheric composition of Mars that will launch in 2016. An overview of these different missions will be presented. The need for technological evolutions will be examined for each mission. Some evolutions imply only minor changes, for example, to cope with some parts obsolescence. Others will require increasing instrument capabilities compared to those of the ACE instrument. These different technological evolutions will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7826, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV, 78261A (13 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865855
Show Author Affiliations
Jacques Giroux, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Louis Moreau, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Guillaume Girard, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)
Marc-André Soucy, ABB Bomem Inc. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7826:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIV
Roland Meynart; Steven P. Neeck; Haruhisa Shimoda, Editor(s)

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