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NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter mission: part 1—design, manufacturing and testing of the infrared channels

Neefs, Eddy; Vandaele, Ann Carine; Drummond, Rachel; Thomas, Ian R.; Berkenbosch, Sophie; Clairquin, Roland; Delanoye, Sofie; Ristic, Bojan; Maes, Jeroen; Bonnewijn, Sabrina; Pieck, Gerry; Equeter, Eddy; Depiesse, Cédric; Daerden, Frank; Ransbeeck, Emiel Van; Nevejans, Dennis; Rodriguez-Gómez, Julio; López-Moreno, José-Juan; Sanz, Rosario; Morales, Rafael; Candini, Gian Paolo; Pastor-Morales, M. Carmen; 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; Thibert, Tanguy; Patel, Manish R.; Bellucci, Giancarlo; De Vos, Lieve; Lesschaeve, Stefan; Vooren, Nico Van; Moelans, Wouter; Aballea, Ludovic; Glorieux, Stijn; Baeke, Ann; Kendall, Dave; De Neef, Jurgen; Soenen, Alexander; Puech, Pierre-Yves; Ward, Jon; Jamoye, Jean-François; Diez, David; Vicario-Arroyo, Ana and Jankowski, Michel (2015). NOMAD spectrometer on the ExoMars trace gas orbiter mission: part 1—design, manufacturing and testing of the infrared channels. Applied Optics, 54(28) pp. 8494–8520.

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NOMAD is a spectrometer suite on board ESA’s ExoMars trace gas orbiter due for launch in January 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 dayside and nightside, and during solar occultations. In this paper, the design, manufacturing, and testing of the two infrared channels are described. We focus upon the optical working principle in these channels, where an echelle grating, used as a diffractive element, is combined with an acousto-optical tunable filter, used as a diffraction order sorter.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2015 Optical Society of America
ISSN: 0003-6935
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Support for Science Co-I's on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter Instruments. (SM-10-074-MP)ST/I003061/1STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council)
Not SetNot SetUK Space Agency
Keywords: Space instrumentation; Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation; Remote sensing and sensors; Infrared spectroscopy
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Physical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 44830
Depositing User: Manish Patel
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2015 16:13
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:00
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