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CSEM: Europe’s New Weather Satellite

Emmanuel Onillon (CSEM), 
Société: CSEM, Suisse
Publié: dSPACE NEWS 2007/2, May 2007

The European weather satellite MetOp (Meteorological Operational Satellite) was launched from Baikonur in Kasakhstan on October 19, 2006. At the heart of the satellite is the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer (IASI), an instrument for measuring the distribution of temperature and humidity, and the chemical composition of the atmosphere. The high quality of the measurements is largely determined by an optical delay line control developed by Swiss company Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique (CSEM), using a dSPACE prototyping system.

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