JEM/SMILES observation capability
Paper i proceeding, 2009

A new generation of sub-millimeter-wave receivers employing sensitive SIS (Superconductor-Insulator- Superconductor) detector technology will provide new opportunities for precise passive remote sensing observation of minor constituents in atmosphere. Superconducting Submillimeter-Wave Limb-Emission Sounder (SMILES) was designed to be onbord the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS) as a collaboration project of National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). SMILES scheduled to be launch in September 11, 2009 by the H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV). Mission Objectives are: i) Space demonstration of superconductive mixer and 4-K mechanical cooler for the submillimeter limb emission sounding, and ii) global observations of atmospheric minor constituents. JEM/SMILES will allow to observe the atmospheric species such as O3, H35Cl, H37 Cl, ClO, BrO, HOCl, HO2, and HNO3, CH3CN, and Ozone isotope species with the precisions in a few to several tens percents from upper troposphere to the mesosphere. We have estimated the observation capabilities of JEM/SMILES. This new technology may allow us to open new issues in atmospheric science.

Atmospheric composition

Climate change

Emission

Sounder

Stratosphere

Submillimeter-wave

Limb observation

Författare

Y. Kasai

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

P. Baron

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

S. Ochiai

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

J. Mendrok

Japan National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

Joachim Urban

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

Donal Murtagh

Chalmers, Institutionen för radio- och rymdvetenskap, Global miljömätteknik och modellering

J. Möller

Chalmers

T. Manabe

Osaka Prefecture University

K. Kikuchi

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

T. Nishibori

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN)

Vol. 7474 74740S

Ämneskategorier

Elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1117/12.830825

ISBN

978-081947779-8

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