Application Of The Langley Plot For Calibration Of Sun Sensors For The Halogen Occultation Experiment (Haloe)
The calibration of the Halogen Occultation Experiment (HALOE) sun sensor is described. This system consists of two energy-balancing silicon detectors to provide coarse azimuth and elevation control signals and a silicon photodiode array to provide top and bottom solar edge data for fine elevation control. All three detectors were calibrated on a mountaintop near Tucson, Ariz., using the Langley plot technique. The conventional Langley plot technique was modified to allow calibration of the two coarse detectors, which operate wideband. A brief description of the test setup is given. The HALOE instrument is a gas correlation radiometer that is now being developed for the Upper Atmospheric Research Satellite. A significant part of the paper includes other key features of the instrument for completeness of the subject.