Science objectives and performances of NOMAD, a spectrometer suite for the ExoMars TGO mission

DOI: 
10.1016/j.pss.2015.10.003
Publication date: 
15/12/2015
Main author: 
Vandaele A.C.
IAA authors: 
Lopez-Moreno;Rodriguez;Funke;López-Puertas;López-Valverde
Authors: 
Vandaele A.C., Neefs E., Drummond R., Thomas I.R., Daerden F., Lopez-Moreno J.-J., Rodriguez J., Patel M.R., Bellucci G., Allen M., Altieri F., Bolsée D., Clancy T., Delanoye S., Depiesse C., Cloutis E., Fedorova A., Formisano V., Funke B., Fussen D., Geminale A., Gérard J.-C., Giuranna M., Ignatiev N., Kaminski J., Karatekin O., Lefèvre F., López-Puertas M., López-Valverde M., Mahieux A., McConnell J., Mumma M., Neary L., Renotte E., Ristic B., Robert S., Smith M., Trokhimovsky S., Vander Auwera J., Villanueva G., Whiteway J., Wilquet V., Wolff M.
Journal: 
Planetary and Space Science
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
119
Pages: 
233-249
Number: 
Abstract: 
The NOMAD spectrometer suite on the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter will map the composition and distribution of Mars atmospheric trace species in unprecedented detail, fulfilling many of the scientific objectives of the joint ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter mission. The instrument is a combination of three channels, covering a spectral range from the UV to the IR, and can perform solar occultation, nadir and limb observations. In this paper, we present the science objectives of the instrument and how these objectives have influenced the design of the channels. We also discuss the expected performance of the instrument in terms of coverage and detection sensitivity. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
Database: 
WOK
SCOPUS
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2015P&SS..119..233V/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2015P&SS..119..233V
Keywords: 
Aerosol; Composition; ExoMars; Infrared; Mars atmosphere; Methane; Nadir observations; Solar occultation; Spectroscopy; Ultraviolet; Visible