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End-to-End System Test and Optical Performance Evaluation for the Solar and Heliosphere Observatory (SOHO) Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS)
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Author and Affiliation:
Carosso, Paolo A.(Swales and Associates, Beltsville, MD United States);
Gardner, Larry D.(Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA United States);
Jhabvala, Marzy(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD United States);
Nicolosi, P.(Padua Univ., Italy)
Abstract: The UVCS is one of the instruments carried by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint NASA/ESA Spacecraft launched in November 1995. It is designed to perform ultraviolet spectroscopy and visible light polarimetry of the extended solar corona. The primary scientific objectives of the UVCS investigation are to study the physical processes occurring in the extended solar corona, such as: the mechanism of acceleration of the solar wind, the mechanism of coronal plasma heating, the identification of solar wind sources, and the investigation of the plasma properties of the solar wind. The UVCS End-to-End test activities included a comprehensive set of system level functional and optical tests. Although performed under severe schedule constraints, the End-to-End System Test was very successful and served to fully validate the UVCS optical design. All test results showed that the primary scientific objectives of the UVCS Mission were achievable.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1997
Document ID:
19970019983
(Acquired Jul 08, 1997)
Accession Number: 97N21533
Subject Category: OPTICS
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: Nineteenth Space Simulation Conference Cost Effective Testing for the 21st Century; 231-250; (NASA-CP-3341); (SEE 19970019961)
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS5-31250
Financial Sponsor: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Organization Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD United States
Description: 20p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: HELIOSPHERE; CORONAGRAPHS; SOLAR CORONA; PLASMA HEATING; SOHO MISSION; SOLAR WIND; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROSCOPY; OBSERVATORIES; OPTICAL EQUIPMENT; POLARIMETRY; ULTRAVIOLET SPECTROMETERS
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