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Optical design of the ocean radiometer for carbon assessment
Author(s): Mark E. Wilson; Charles McClain; Bryan Monosmith; Manuel Quijada; Eugene Waluschka; Patrick L. Thompson; Steven Brown
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Paper Abstract

The Ocean Radiometer for Carbon Assessment (ORCA) is a new design for the next generation remote sensing of oceans biology and biogeochemistry satellite. ORCA is configured to meet the requirements of the Decadal Survey recommended Aerosol, Cloud, and Ecology (ACE ), the Ocean Ecosystem (OES) radiometer and the Pre-ACE climate data continuity mission (PACE). Under the auspices of a 2007 grant from NASA's Research Opportunity in Space and Earth Science (ROSES) and the Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) , a team at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has been working on a functional prototype of a hyperspectral imager with flightlike optics and scan mechanisms. This paper discusses the requirements and optomechanical design of this prototype.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8153, Earth Observing Systems XVI, 81530S (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897023
Show Author Affiliations
Mark E. Wilson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charles McClain, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Bryan Monosmith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Manuel Quijada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Eugene Waluschka, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Patrick L. Thompson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Steven Brown, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8153:
Earth Observing Systems XVI
James J. Butler; Xiaoxiong Xiong; Xingfa Gu, Editor(s)

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