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Title: The current development status of the Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) instrument optical design
Authors: Haring, Robert
Sutin, Brian
Crisp, David
Pollock, Randy
Sundstrand, Hamilton
Keywords: high resolution grating spectrometer
solar diffusers
global carb
greenhouse gases
carbon dioxide
oxygen A-band
Issue Date: 31-Jul-2005
Publisher: Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.
Citation: SPIE Optics & Photonics Conference, San Diego, California, July, 31 - August 04, 2005.
Abstract: The status of the OCO instrument optical design is presented in this paper. The optical bench assembly comprises three cooled grating spectrometers coupled to an all-reflective telescope/relay system. Dichroic beam splitters are used to separate the light from a common telescope into the three spectral bands. The three bore sighted spectrometers allow the total column CO2 absorption path to be corrected for optical path and surface pressure uncertainties, aerosols, and water vapor. The design of the instrument is based on classic flight proven technologies.
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