18 December 2002 Introduction of SOFIS/FTS calibration system
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The Solar Occultation FTS for Inclined-orbit Satellite (SOFIS) is a solar occultation Fourier transform spectrometer (FTS), developed by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of Japan, that will be onboard the Global Change Observation Mission-A1 (GCOM-A1) satellite. GCOM-A1 will be placed in a 650km non-sun-synchronous orbit, with an inclination angle of 68 deg. SOFIS is the successor of ILAS-II, which will be onboard the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite-II (ADEOS-II). SOFIS measures atmospheric constituent vertical profiles with 0.24 cm-1 spectral resolution in 3-13 μm and 1 km vertical resolution. SOFIS will measure the global distribution of O3, HNO3, NO2, N2O, CH4, H2O, CO2, CFC-11, CFC-12, CIONO2, aerosol extinction, atmospheric pressure, and temperature. SOFIS uses a double-pass dual-pendulum type FTS with diode laser sampling system to reduce the size and weight. Two photo-voltaic (PV) MCT (HgCdTe) detectors and a pulse-tube cooler will achieve high linearity and low-noise performance. In addition, it has a visible (O2, A band) grating spectrometer for pressure and temperature retrieval and a sun-edge sensor for the tangent height position detection. We present the test results of FTS and detector assembly engineering model and describe the SOFIS/FTS calibration system.
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Takahiro Kawashima, Shigetaka Mori, Jun Tanii, Yasuhiro Sasano, Hideaki Nakajima, Tatsuya Yokota, Takafumi Sugita, Akihiko Kuze, Katsunori Waragai, "Introduction of SOFIS/FTS calibration system", Proc. SPIE 4818, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing X, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451369; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.451369
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