Atmospheric observations by a balloon-borne superconducting submillimeter-wave limb-emission sounder

Y. Irimajiri, S. Ochiai, Y. Kasai, T. Yamagami, Y. Saito, N. Izutsu, T. Kawasaki, I. Iijima, M. Namiki, Isao Murata, K. Sato

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Abstract

A balloon-borne superconducting submillimeter-wave limb-emission sounder was developed to measure stratospheric molecules. It carries a 300mm-diameter offset parabolic antenna, a 620-650 GHz heterodyne SIS receiver, and an acousto-optical spectrometer. Tsys(DSB) is less than 460 K at 624-639 GHz with a best value of 330 K(11hv/kB). BSMILES was launched from Japan in 2003 and 2004. All systems operated properly and emission line spectra of O3, ClO, HCl, HO2 etc. were measured. After the observations, the gondola splashed on the Pacific Ocean and was retrieved.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Number of pages1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
EventIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics - Shanghai, China
Duration: 2006 Sep 182006 Sep 22

Publication series

NameIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics

Other

OtherIRMMW-THz 2006 - 31st International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves and 14th International Conference on Terahertz Electronics
Country/TerritoryChina
CityShanghai
Period06/9/1806/9/22

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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