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    The STEAMR Instrument: Optical Design, Development & Testing

    Whale, Mark and Renker, Matthias and Murk, Axel and Frisk, Urban and Janson, Olle and Blecha, Luc and Paciotti, Gabriel and Bell, Graham and Wylde, Richard and Murphy, J.Anthony (2013) The STEAMR Instrument: Optical Design, Development & Testing. In: 23rd International Symposium on Space Terahertz Technology 2012 (ISSTT 2012). Curran Associates, Inc.. ISBN 9781627481113

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    The STEAMR instrument is a Swedish national contribution to the ESA PREMIER mission, which is a candidate for the upcoming Earth Core Explorer mission. The STEAMR instrument is envisaged as a multi-beam limb sounding satellite, which will utilise 14 simultaneously observing beams in two 12 GHz wide bands from 323 to 357 GHz. To maximize spatial sampling in the elevation direction the observing beams have an elliptical geometry, which defines the incoming beams as being astigmatic. In this paper we present an antenna optics scheme which corrects for this inherent astigmatism, thereby ensuring optimum imaging of the incoming to the circularly symmetric receiver feed horns. Furthermore, the design, synthesis and electromagnetic verification of a prototype focal plane array for the STEAMR instrument is also reported.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: ESA PREMIER mission; Earth Core Explorer mission; STEAMR instrument; multi-beam limb sounding satellite;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 14042
    Depositing User: Dr. Anthony Murphy
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 14:57
    Publisher: Curran Associates, Inc.
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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