Calibration of the halogen occultation experiment sun sensor

A. S. Moore, L. E. Mauldin, C. W. Stump, M. G. Fabert, J. A. Reagan

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The calibration of the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) Sun sensor is described. This system consists of two energy balancing silicon detectors which provide coarse azimuth and elevation control signals, and a silicon photodiode array which provides top and bottom solar edge data for fine elevation control. All three detectors were calibrated on a mountaintop in Tucson, Arizona, using the Langley plot technique. The conventional Langley plot technique was modified to allow calibration of the two coarse detectors which operate wideband. A brief description of the test setup is also given. The HALOE instrument is a gas correlation radiometer that is now being developed for the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite (UARS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-201
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 10 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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