Accession Number:

ADA526769

Title:

Shimmer on STS-112: Development and Proof-of-Concept Flight

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2003-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Spatial Heterodyne Imager for Mesospheric Radicals SHIMMER, which is based on a new interferometric technique called Spatial Heterodyne Spectroscopy SHS, flew on the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-112 in October 2002. SHS has the advantages of high throughput, high spectral resolution, small size, low mass, all in a rugged instrument with no moving optical components. The SHS proof-of-principal flight successfully demonstrated the suitability of SHS for spaceflight applications where high spectral resolution measurements over a relatively narrow spectral band are required. In addition, the highest spectral resolution measurement of middle atmospheric hydroxyl OH solar resonance fluorescence ever achieved was made by SHIMMER during this mission.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE