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MIPAS: A Fourier Transform Spectrometer for Limb Sounding of the Atmosphere

  • André Villemaire
  • Martin Chamberland
  • Jean Giroux

Abstract

Throughout the years, Bomem get involved in a number of state-of-the-art remote sensing projects from balloons, planes and satellites. MIPAS, a Michelson Interferometer for Passive Atmospheric Sounding is among the recent activities of Bomem. This paper will focus on several aspects of this device designed to measure concentration profiles of stratospheric constituents on a global scale. After this introduction, we present the purpose of MIPAS and its different subsystems. We list the specifications of MIPAS and discuss some details of its different parts. We finally look at the signal processing and the calibration of the instrument.

Keywords

Deep Space Michelson Interferometer Fourier Transform Spectrometer Ground Segment Space Segment 
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References

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    M. Endemann, G. Lange and B. Fladt, “Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding — a high-resolution limb sounder for the European Polar Platform ,” Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, D. Lynch, SPIE Proceedings vol. 1934, Orlando, April 1993.Google Scholar
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    P. de Zoeten, R. Maurer and R. Birkl, “Optical design of the Michelson interferometer for passive atmospheric sounding,” Passive Infrared Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere, D. Lynch, SPIE Proceedings vol. 1934, Orlando, April 1993.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • André Villemaire
    • 1
  • Martin Chamberland
    • 1
  • Jean Giroux
    • 1
  1. 1.Bomem inc.QuébecCanada

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