92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012: 3:45 PM
The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) for the GOES-R Satellites
Room 252/253 (New Orleans Convention Center )
Paul Boerner, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Palo Alto, CA; and A. Kapusta, D. Martinez-Galarce, J. Lemen, and M. Morrison

The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) is a normal-incidence multilayer-coated telescope that will fly on the NOAA GOES-R series of satellites, providing continuous full-disk coverage of the solar transition region and corona in 6 extreme ultraviolet wavelength bands. The channels are chosen to allow SUVI to provide diagnostics of the thermodynamic state of the solar atmosphere, enabling operational evaluation and prediction of solar phenomena capable of impacting space weather. We describe the design and expected performance of the SUVI instrument, including the spatial resolution, cadence, photometric calibration, and dynamic range; and present an overview of the characteristics of the SUVI data product, including simulated images and movies.

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