Accession Number:

ADA522013

Title:

Doppler Asymmetric Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy (DASH): An Innovative Concept for Measuring Winds in Planetary Atmospheres

Descriptive Note:

Proceedings paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC E O HULBURT CENTER FOR SPACE RESEARCH

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

We introduce an innovative concept for inferring altitude profiles of horizontal wind in planetary atmospheres by measuring the Doppler shift of multiple emission lines versus altitude. Instruments using this approach will be especially well suited for interplanetary missions because they will be compact, rugged, and lightweight while minimizing power consumption and maximizing sensitivity, all without moving parts.

Subject Categories:

  • Astrophysics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE