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Optical and radiometric models of the NOMAD instrument part II: the infrared channels SO and LNO
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering
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Abstract
NOMAD is a suite of three spectrometers that will be launched in 2016 as part of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission. The instrument contains three channels that cover the IR and UV spectral ranges and can perform solar occultation, nadir and limb observations, to detect and map a wide variety of Martian atmospheric gases and trace species. Part I of this work described the models of the UVIS channel; in this second part, we present the optical models representing the two IR channels, SO (Solar Occultation) and LNO (Limb, Nadir and Occultation), and use them to determine signal to noise ratios (SNRs) for many expected observational cases. In solar occultation mode, both the SO and LNO channel exhibit very high SNRs >5000. SNRs of around 100 were found for the LNO channel in nadir mode, depending on the atmospheric conditions, Martian surface properties, and observation geometry.
International
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JCR
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Title
Optics Express
ISBN
1094-4087
Impact factor JCR
3,148
Impact info
Volume
24
10.1364/OE.24.003790
Journal number
4
From page
3790
To page
3805
Month
SIN MES
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Participants
  • Autor: I.R. Thomas (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA), 3 av Circulaire, 1180 Brussels, Belgium)
  • Autor: A.C. Vandaele (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA),)
  • Autor: S. Robert (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA),)
  • Autor: E. Neefs (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA))
  • Autor: R. Drummond (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA))
  • Autor: Gustavo Alonso Rodrigo (UPM)
  • Autor: Javier Cubas Cano (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto Universitario de Microgravedad "Ignacio da Riva"
  • Departamento: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
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