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JEM/SMILES observation capability

Yasuko J. Kasai ; Philippe Baron ; Satoshi Ochiai ; Jana Mendrok ; Joachim Urban (Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering) ; Donal P. Murtagh (Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering) ; Joakim Moller ; Takeshi Manabe ; Kenichi Kikuchi ; Toshiyuki Nishibori
Proceedings of SPIE: Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIII; Berlin; Germany; 31 August 2009 through 3 September 2009 (0277786X). Vol. 7474 (2009),
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

A new generation of sub-millimeter-wave receivers employing sensitive SIS (Superconductor-Insulator- Superconductor) detector technology will provide new opportunities for precise passive remote sensing observation of minor constituents in atmosphere. Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) was designed to be onbord the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS) as a collaboration project of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). SMILES scheduled to be launch in September 11, 2009 by the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Mission Objectives are: i) Space demonstration of superconductive mixer and 4-K mechanical cooler for the submillimeter limb emission sounding, and ii) global observations of atmospheric minor constituents. JEM/SMILES will allow to observe the atmospheric species such as O3, H35Cl, H37 Cl, ClO, BrO, HOCl, HO2, and HNO3, CH3CN, and Ozone isotope species with the precisions in a few to several tens percents from upper troposphere to the mesosphere. We have estimated the observation capabilities of JEM/SMILES. This new technology may allow us to open new issues in atmospheric science.

Nyckelord: Atmospheric composition; Climate change; Emission; Limb observation; Sounder; Stratosphere; Submillimeter-wave

Denna post skapades 2017-12-04.
CPL Pubid: 253523


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Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering (2009-2010)


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