8 April 2003 ALADIN: the lidar instrument for the AEOLUS mission
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The ALADIN Instrument is a Doppler Wind Lidar, which will be launched in 2007 aboard the ESA Core Explorer Aeolus Mission. The main purpose of this payload is the measurement of tropospheric wind profiles on a global scale. The concept is based on a solid-state Nd:YAG laser associated with a direct detection frequency receiver. Astrium-SAS is prime contractor for the development of ALADIN. This program includes in particular the development of a Pre Development Model for the critical parts of the instrument. This paper describes the flight instrument design and reviews the achievements of the PDM activities: this will cover in particular the development status of the engineering models of the CCD detectors, front-end units and spectrometers.
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Marc Schillinger, Marc Schillinger, Didier Morancais, Didier Morancais, Frederic Fabre, Frederic Fabre, Alain J.F. Culoma, Alain J.F. Culoma, } "ALADIN: the lidar instrument for the AEOLUS mission", Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463024; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.463024


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