Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Proceedings of SPIE

Issue

3437

Publication Date

1-1-1998

First Page

52

Last Page

59

DOI

10.1117/12.331334

Abstract

The Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometiy (SABER) instrument is a 10-channel earth limbviewing sensor that is to measure atmospheric emissions in the spectral range of 1.27 jm to 16.9 iim. Presented in this paper is the stray light design and analysis of SABER Unwanted radiation from the eaith and atmosphere are suppressed by the use of stiay light features that are Critical to mission success. These include the use ofan intermediate field stop, an inner and outer Lyot stop, and super-polished mirrors. The point source normalized irradiance transmission (PSNIT) curve, which characterizes the sensor's off-axis response, was computed using the stray light analysis program APART. An initial calculation of the non-rejected radiance (NRR) due to emissions and scatter from the earth and atmosphere was made using the PSNTT data. The results indicate that stray light will not impede the mission objectives.

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