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Publication Citation: SDO EVE ESP Radiometric Calibration and Results

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Author(s): Leonid Didkovsky; D L. Judge; Seth Wieman; T N. Woods; Phillip Chamberlin; Andrew Jones; Francis Eparvier; Matthew Triplett; Don Woodraska; D R. McMullin; Mitchell L. Furst; Robert E. Vest;
Title: SDO EVE ESP Radiometric Calibration and Results
Published: September 13, 2007
Abstract: The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Extreme ultraviolet Solar Photometer (ESP), as a part of the Extreme ultraviolet Variability Experiment (EVE) suite of instruments, was calibrated at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the Synchrotron Ultraviolet Radiation Facility (SURF) Beam Line 2 inFebruary 2007. Precise ESP alignment to the SURF beam was achieved through successive scans in X, Y, Pitch and Yaw, using a comparison of the four channels of ESP's internal quad photodiode as a measure of alignment.The observed alignment between the ESP and the other instruments in the EVE package was found to be in a very good agreement with that measured at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado during ESP/EVE integration. The radiometric calibration of the ESP photometers in the spectral window of around 4.4 nm (central order), and the four first order channels centered at about 18.9, 25.4, 29.8, and 36.1 nm was performed with SURF synchrotron spectra. The position of the SURF beam on the ESP entrance aperture for each energy and current was determined based on modeled quad diode (QD) photometer responses, and real photodiode count-rate data. This determined beam position was later used to obtain exact energy-wavelength-fux profiles for each of the calibration energies and to calculate the quantum efficiency of the ESP channels. The results of this calibration (quantum efficiencies) are compared to the previous ESP NIST calibration results
Citation: SPIE Proceedings--The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume: 6689
Pages: 12 pp.
Keywords: EVE/ESP,NIST/SURF,radiometric calibration,Solar Dynamics Observatory
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/66890P  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)