CALIBRATION OF THE HALOGEN OCCULATION EXPERIMENT SUN SENSOR.

A. S. Moore, L. E. Mauldin, C. W. Stump, M. G. Fabert, John A Reagan

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Abstract

The calibration of the Halogen Occulation Experiment (HALOE) Sun Sensor is described. This system consists of two energy balancing silicon detectors which provide coarse azimuth and elevation control signals, and a silicon photodiode array which provides top and bottom solar edge data for fine elevation control. All three detectors were calibrated on a mountaintop in Tuscon, Arizona, using the Langley plot technique. The conventional Langley plot technique was modified to allow calibration of the two coarse detectors which operate wideband. A brief description of the test setup is also given. The HALOE instrument is a gas correlation radiometer that is now being developed for the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsIrving J. Spiro, Richard A. Mollicone
PublisherSPIE
Pages192-201
Number of pages10
Volume685
ISBN (Print)089252720X
Publication statusPublished - 1986

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Moore, A. S., Mauldin, L. E., Stump, C. W., Fabert, M. G., & Reagan, J. A. (1986). CALIBRATION OF THE HALOGEN OCCULATION EXPERIMENT SUN SENSOR. In I. J. Spiro, & R. A. Mollicone (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 685, pp. 192-201). SPIE.