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Towards Verified Calibrated Radiance Spectra for TELIS

Vogt, Peter and Birk, Manfred and Wagner, Georg and de Lange, Arno and Golstein , Hans and de Lange, Gert and Kiselev, Oleg and Emrich, Anders (2011) Towards Verified Calibrated Radiance Spectra for TELIS. 20th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 23.-26. Mai 2011, Hyeres, Frankreich.

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Abstract

The balloon borne cryogenic heterodyne spectrometer TELIS allows limb sounding of the Earth's atmosphere within the sub-millimetre and far-infrared spectral range. The instrument was developed by a consortium of major European institutes that includes the Space Research Organisation of the Netherlands (SRON), the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) in the United Kingdom and the German Aerospace Center (DLR, lead institute). The instrument offers three channels sensitive within the frequency ranges of 450-650 GHz, 499-503 GHz and 1.790 – 1.870 THz. All receivers utilise state-of-the-art superconducting heterodyne technology. Like all remote sensing instruments, TELIS requires a full characterisation of the instrumental errors. A known error budget in the calibrated radiance spectra is necessary to obtain verified gas concentration profiles. A major characterisation campaign was carried out, utilizing gas cell measurements of OCS and Methanol in order to identify and correct the main error sources. The cell measurements enabled the characterisation of the full instrument under controlled and well known conditions which were kept close to in-flight conditions. Opaque lines with known intensity were recorded at different IF-frequencies. The information obtained from these measurements allowed us to investigate the dominant radiometric error sources of the TELIS instrument caused by non-linearities in the signal chain. The results are merged with results obtained from a former characterisation campaign of the isolated TELIS IF-chain including a reference spectrometer as well as with results obtained from in-flight spectra.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Towards Verified Calibrated Radiance Spectra for TELIS
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Vogt, PeterPeter.Vogt@dlr.de
Birk, ManfredUNSPECIFIED
Wagner, GeorgUNSPECIFIED
de Lange, ArnoSRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Golstein , HansSRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, the Netherlands
de Lange, GertSRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Kiselev, OlegThe Kotel'nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics, Russian Academy of Science, 11/7 Mokhovaya Street, 125009, Moscow, Russia
Emrich, AndersOmnisys Instruments SE
Date:May 2011
Status:Published
Keywords:TELIS, heterodyne, spectrometer, characterisation, remote sensing, gas cell measurements, limb sounding
Event Title:20th ESA Symposium on European Rocket & Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Hyeres, Frankreich
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:23.-26. Mai 2011
Organizer:ESA
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt TELIS (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Experimental Methods
Deposited By: Peter Vogt
Deposited On:09 Dec 2011 11:38
Last Modified:19 Jan 2012 13:25

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