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By Robert E. Huffman

This booklet is an creation to using the ultraviolet for distant sensing of the Earth's surroundings. It covers the Earth's UV radiative surroundings, experimental strategies, and present functions. it truly is my purpose to supply the knowledge had to "make a primary approximation" about the use of the ultraviolet and to supply entry in the course of the literature for a extra thorough examine. * comprises fresh UV purposes now not formerly on hand in publication shape akin to ozone, auroral pictures, and ionospheric sensing* gains large assurance of basics of atmospheric geophysics with values for fluxes, cross-sections, and radiances* Covers options that illustrate ideas of measurements with ordinary values* comprises various references to unique literature

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The right side, inside the sensor, is the area of the sensor pixel, a, and the pixel field of view, w, in the steradians that this pixel covers at the focal plane of the sensor. 10) = aw. The throughput is also called the etendue. The pixel, which is an abbreviation for picture element, is a term borrowed from image analysis as a convenient way to refer to a single member of an array detector. For a detector with a single active area, such as a photomultiplier tube with a single photocathode, the pixel could be considered to be the total photocathode and the pixel area is its area.

Replicas are virtually identical in performance for our purposes and are much cheaper. There does not appear to be a major reason to choose either mechanically ruled gratings, which can have the rulings "blazed", or shaped, to improve the efficiency at a given wavelength range, or holographic gratings, which do not form the "ghosts" sometimes found in mechanically ruled gratings due to periodic imperfections in the rulings. 4. This imager has been used by C. G. Stergis and coworkers at the Geophysics Directorate, Phillips Laboratory (formerly Air Force Geophysics Laboratory).

Methods for the design of optical sensors are not given. For this purpose, there are a number of recommended references including Smith, 1990, Williams and Becklund, 1972, and Malacara, 1988. What can be accomplished with sensors at any time is related to the current state of development of UV technology. The UV experimenter should stay in touch with vendors in the UV technology field, including manufacturers of detectors, filters, gratings, and windows, as well as producers of complete UV sensors.

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