Scanning Doppler Imager (SCANDI)


Atmospheric Physics Laboratory, University College London (UCL)

Scientific objectives
Observations of the polar thermosphere and ion-neutral coupling studies, particularly meso-scale structures. SCANDI provides all-sky imaging of thermospheric winds and temperatures.

PI - Science: Anasuya Aruliah

PI - Instrumentation: Ian McWhirter

Address: Atmospheric Physics Laboratory,
Department of Physics & Astronomy,
University College London,
London WC1E 6BT, England.

Phone: +44 (0)20-3549-5832
Fax: +44 (0)20-3549-5846

Instrument specifications
Wavelength: (mainly) 630 nm (red) or 558 nm (green).
Time resolution: ∼ 7 minutes
FOV: 150 degrees
Spatial coverage: >500 km radius circle at an altitude of 240 km.
Detector: Andor iXon
Capacitance Stabilised Etalon: 150mm diameter