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dc.contributor.advisorCleary, David D.
dc.contributor.advisorBiblarz, Oscar
dc.contributor.authorMacQuarrie, Jeffrey Alan
dc.dateDecember 1994
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-13T20:26:45Z
dc.date.available2014-08-13T20:26:45Z
dc.date.issued1994-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42835
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis details the design and development of an electronic Ground Support Equipment (GSE) interface for the Naval Postgraduate School's (NPS) Ionospheric Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry (ISAAC) spectrograph. The ISAAC spectrograph, which was designed at NPS and built by Research Support Instruments, Inc., is intended to observe atmospheric airglow and auroral emissions in the ultraviolet (1800A to 3300A) wavelength region. It is to be included as one of several sensors flown onboard the Advanced Research and Global Observation Satellite (ARGOS), which is scheduled for an early 1996 launch. The GSE was developed in order to allow ground testing and calibration of the instrument prior to and during integration with the satellite bus. The GSE includes hardware to provide the connections between various components of the spectrograph and a Macintosh computer with an installed 1/0 card. The GSE also includes a user-friendly software interface written with LabVIEW 2.2 that provides the ability to view spectra obtained from the instrument and to remotely control mechanical functions of the spectrograph. An initial wavelength calibration of the spectrograph has been performed using the completed GSE.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/agroundsupportel1094542835
dc.format.extent199 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA ground support electronic interface for the Ionospheric Spectroscopy and Atmospheric Chemistry (ISAAC) ultraviolet spectrographen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (USN) authoren_US
dc.identifier.oclcAAZ0641XP
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Astronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Applied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineAstronautical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineApplied Physicsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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