5 September 2017 The S4 focal plane subsystem
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The Sentinel 4 instrument is an imaging spectrometer, developed by Airbus under ESA contract in the frame of the joint European Union (EU)/ESA COPERNICUS program with the objective of monitoring trace gas concentrations. Sentinel 4 will provide accurate measurements of key atmospheric constituents such as ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, formaldehyde, as well as aerosol and cloud properties. Sentinel 4 is unique in being the first geostationary UVN mission. The SENTINEL 4 space segment will be integrated on EUMETSAT's Meteosat Third Generation Sounder satellite (MTG-S). Sentinel 4 will provide coverage of Europe and adjacent regions. The Sentinel 4 instrument comprises as a major element two Focal Plane Subsystems (FPS) covering the wavelength ranges 305 nm to 500 nm (UVVIS) and 750 nm to 775 nm (NIR) respectively. The paper describes the Focal Plane Subsystems, comprising the detectors, the optical bench and the control electronics. Further the design and development approach will be presented as well as first measurement results of FPS Qualification Model.
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Rüdiger Hohn, Rüdiger Hohn, Michael P. Skegg, Michael P. Skegg, Markus Hermsen, Markus Hermsen, Jürgen Hinger, Jürgen Hinger, Christian Williges, Christian Williges, Ralf Reulke, Ralf Reulke, } "The S4 focal plane subsystem", Proc. SPIE 10402, Earth Observing Systems XXII, 1040216 (5 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2273203; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2273203
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