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Instrument details
Acronym SUSIM
Full name Solar Ultraviolet Spectral Irradiance Monitor
Purpose To monitor the spectral composition of the UV solar irradiance
Short description Double-dispersion scanning spectrometer to measure UV radiation in the spectral range 120-400 nm with a resolution of 0.1 nm
Background New development
Scanning Technique Sun pointing
Resolution N/A
Coverage / Cycle N/A
Mass Power Data Rate 2 kbps

 

Providing Agency NRL
Instrument Maturity Flown on an R&D satellite
Utilization Period: 1991 to 2005-12-14
Last update: 2012-09-14
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Passive optical radiometer or spectrometer
  • Solar irradiance monitor
WIGOS Subcomponents No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Downward short-wave irradiance at TOA
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Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

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VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Downward short-wave irradiance at TOA5 - marginalNo specific limitation.Spectral irradiance limited to UV and VIS