Accession Number : ADA318742

Title :   CIRRIS 1A Post Flight Calibration. Volume 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 3 Jan 81-31 May 94,

Corporate Author : UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN SPACE DYNAMICS LABS

Personal Author(s) : Bingham, Gail ; Peterson, James ; Brown, Steven ; Morse, David ; Bartschi, Brent

PDF Url : ADA318742

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 239

Abstract : The Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrumentation for Shuttle (CIRRIS 1A) instrument is a state of the art cryogenically cooled instrument designed to observe the infrared spectrum of the earth's atmosphere. The Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University (SDL/USU) participated as the prime contractor in this program. CIRRIS IA was launched on the shuttle Discovery (STS-39) on 23 April 1991. All of the instruments operated as designed during the mission. Data obtained from this experiment will help refine knowledge of the background radiance and structure of atmospheric infrared emissions, and will be used to update and validate U.S. Air Force atmospheric models used in the design of operational systems. SDLI USU performed a complete ground calibration of the primary and ancillary sensors to verify instrument design and to create algorithms necessary for post flight data reduction. This report represents Volume 1 of the CIRRIS lA Post Flight Calibration Final Report Volume 1 describes the calibration approach, discusses the results of the calibration, and provides graphical data for the primary detectors of each sensor. General descriptions of the radiometer and interferometer are also included. Volume 2 contains reduced data for various parameters for all of the detectors.

Descriptors :   *MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, *SPACE SHUTTLES, *INFRARED DETECTORS, *SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, *CALIBRATION, *INFRARED SPECTRA, *EARTH ATMOSPHERE, ALGORITHMS, GROUND LEVEL, AIR FORCE, STATE OF THE ART, COOLING, HIGH RESOLUTION, FLIGHT, RADIANCE, DATA REDUCTION, LAUNCHING, GRAPHICS, STRATEGIC DEFENSE INITIATIVE, RADIOMETERS, BACKGROUND RADIATION, CRYOGENICS, DUAL CHANNEL, ATMOSPHERE MODELS, MICHELSON INTERFEROMETERS, INFRARED TELESCOPES.

Subject Categories : Atmospheric Physics
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE