optics; antenna measurements; radiometer; autocorrelator; multibeam limb sounder; submillimeter wave optical design; antenna simulations and measurements; radiometry; digital autocorrelation spectrometer
Whale M, Renker M, Murk A, Janson O, Frisk U (2012), Optical design of the stratosphere-troposphere exchange and climate monitor radiometer (STEAMR) instrument, in Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on
, 275 -279.
Matthias Renker, Mark Whale, Axel Murk, Anthony Murphy, Richard Wylde (2011), Analysis and Simulation of Edge Effects of Focal Plane Array Facet Reflectors with High Filling Factor, in 33rd ESA Antenna Workshop on Challenges for Space Antenna Systems
STEAMR is a 310-360GHz multibeam limb sounder for atmospheric research which is currently being developed for the ESA mission PREMIER. We are planning to optimize its optical design and to verify the performance of an optics breadboard model of the focal plane array and calibration subsystem by measurements with our vector network analyzer. In addition we will characterize the radiometric performance of prototypes of its sideband separating mixers and its wideband digital autocorrelation spectrometer.