Accession Number:

ADA289761

Title:

A Ground Support Electronic Interface for the Ionospheric Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry (ISAAC) Ultraviolet Spectrograph.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

221.0

Abstract:

This thesis details the design and development of an electronic Ground Support Equipment GSE interface for the Naval Postgraduate Schools NPS Ionospheric Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry ISAAC spectrograph. The ISAAC spectrograph, which was designed at NPS and built by Research Support Instruments, Inc., is intended to observe atmospheric airglow and auroral emissions in the ultraviolet 1800A to 3300A wavelength region. It is to be included as one of several sensors flown onboard the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite ARGOS, which is scheduled for an early 1996 launch. The GSE was developed in order to allow ground testing and calibration of the instrument prior to and during integration with the satellite bus. The GSE includes hardware to provide the connections between various components of the spectrograph and a Macintosh computer with an installed IO card. The GSE also includes a user-friendly software interface written with LabVIEW 2.2 that provides the ability to view spectra obtained from the instrument and to remotely control mechanical functions of the spectrograph. An initial wavelength calibration of the spectrograph has been performed using the completed GSE. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE