2021 Society of Physics Students Zone 11 Regional Meeting

Location

Virtual Meeting, University of Northern Iowa

Start Date

20-2-2021 10:00 AM

Publication Date

2-20-2021

End Date

20-2-2021 11:00 AM

Publication Type

Open Access Presentation

Description

The responsivity of the proposed Net Flux Radiometer (NFR) for the Ice Giants was examined, using a specialty browser tool. This tool takes simulated spectra of Uranus, along with specific parameters of the NFR, and applies Net Flux calculations in order to produce a net flux profile, a simulated view of what the NFR probe would observe as it plunged into Uranus’s atmosphere. The efforts of this project led to a redesign of the NFR to include an increase in the FOV of the radiation-collection windows from 5° to 10°, as well as the selection of spectral bandwidths for observation in the seven available detector windows.

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Predicted Net Flux Versus Pressure Profiles During a Probe Descent into Uranus’s Atmosphere

Virtual Meeting, University of Northern Iowa

The responsivity of the proposed Net Flux Radiometer (NFR) for the Ice Giants was examined, using a specialty browser tool. This tool takes simulated spectra of Uranus, along with specific parameters of the NFR, and applies Net Flux calculations in order to produce a net flux profile, a simulated view of what the NFR probe would observe as it plunged into Uranus’s atmosphere. The efforts of this project led to a redesign of the NFR to include an increase in the FOV of the radiation-collection windows from 5° to 10°, as well as the selection of spectral bandwidths for observation in the seven available detector windows.