Ref: SCART-2017-0028

NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter mission: part 2—design, manufacturing, and testing of the ultraviolet and visible channel

Patel, Manish R. ; Antoine, Philippe ; Mason, Jonathon ; Leese, Mark ; Hathi, Brijen ; Stevens, Adam H. ; Dawson, Daniel ; Gow, Jason ; Ringrose, Timothy ; Holmes, James ; Lewis, Stephen R. ; Beghuin, Didier ; Van Donink, Philip ; Ligot, renaud ; Dewandel, Jean-Luc ; Hu, Daohua ; Bates, Doug ; Cole, Richard ; Drummond, Rachel ; Thomas, Ian R. ; Depiesse, Cédric ; Neefs, Eddy ; Equeter, Eddy ; Ristic, Bojan ; Berkenbosch, Sophie ; Bolsée, david ; Willame, Yannick ; Vandaele, Ann Carine ; Lesschaeve, Stephan ; De Vos, Lieve ; Van Vooren, Nico ; Thibert, Tanguy ; Mazy, Emmanuel ; Rodriguez-Gomez, Julio ; Moraes, Rafael ; Candini, Gian Paulo ; Pastor-Morales, M. Carmen ; Sanz, Rosario ; Aparicio Del Moral, Beatriz ; Jeronimo-Zafra, José-Maria ; Gómez-López, Juan Manuel ; Alonso-Rodrigo, Gustavo ; Pérez-Grande, Isabel ; Cubas, Javier ; Gomez-Sanjuan, Alejandro M. ; Navarro-Medina, Fermín ; BenMoussa, Ali ; Giordanengo, Boris ; Gissot, Samuel ; Belluci, Giancarlo ; Lopez-Moreno, Jose Juan

published in Applied Optics, 56 issue 10, pp. 2771-2782

Abstract: NOMAD is a spectrometer suite on board the ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, which launched in March 2016. NOMAD consists of two infrared channels and one ultraviolet and visible channel, allowing the instrument to perform observations quasi-constantly, by taking nadir measurements at the day- and night-side, and during solar occultations. Here, in part 2 of a linked study, we describe the design, manufacturing, and testing of the ultraviolet and visible spectrometer channel called UVIS. We focus upon the optical design and working principle where two telescopes are coupled to a single grating spectrometer using a selector mechanism.

DOI: 10.1364/AO.56.002771
Links: link; link2

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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
Science Articles > Peer Reviewed Articles
Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

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