Design and realization of a portable infrared solar spectroradiometer
AuthorGarcia, John Phillips, 1956-
KeywordsSpectroradiometer -- Design.
AdvisorReagan, John A.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractA multiple wavelength, portable, solar spectroradiometer designed to measure atmospheric optical depth at several discrete wavelengths between 1 mum and 4 mum has been developed. The instrument employs a manually operated filter wheel to select wavelength bands with minimal gaseous absorption, and a thermoelectrically cooled PbSe photoconductor is used as the detector. Mechanically chopped solar radiation is converted by the photoconductor into a modulated electrical signal which is then processed by a miniaturized lock-in amplifier to produce a DC voltage proportional to solar irradiance. Example optical depth measurements are presented and discussed.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Electrical and Computer Engineering