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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 2007
  • pp: 7811–7816

On-orbit calibration of HALOE detector linearity

Mark Hervig, Larry Gordley, Marty McHugh, Earl Thompson, Brian Magill, and Lance Deaver  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 32, pp. 7811-7816 (2007)

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The Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) conducted satellite solar occultation measurements for 14 years ending on 21 November 2005. HALOE contained a calibration wheel, which included three neutral density filters that were used to examine response linearity through a combination of ground and on-orbit measurements. Although measurement uncertainties preclude a confident assessment of the true extent of nonlinearity, the on-orbit data lead to the conclusion that any existing response nonlinearity has changed by less than 2% over the mission lifetime. This conclusion eliminates a potentially significant uncertainty when using HALOE data for studies of long-term atmospheric trends.

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OCIS Codes
(040.0040) Detectors : Detectors
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

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Original Manuscript: June 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2007
Published: November 1, 2007

Mark Hervig, Larry Gordley, Marty McHugh, Earl Thompson, Brian Magill, and Lance Deaver, "On-orbit calibration of HALOE detector linearity," Appl. Opt. 46, 7811-7816 (2007)

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