Improved optical design and performances of Amon-Ra instrument energy channel

  • Published : 2010.04.15


In this report, we present newly improved optical design for the Amon-Ra energy channel and its optical performance. The design is optimized parametrically with emphasis on improved light concentration. And then its performances are computed, first, from a laboratory test simulation using laser method (wave optics approach) and, second, from an in-orbit radiative transfer simulation using IRT method with 3D Earth model (geometrical optics approach). Two simulation test results show clear evidence of energy concentration improvement.