PMI: The Photospheric Magnetic Field Imager

DOI: 
10.1051/swsc/2020059
Publication date: 
01/10/2020
Main author: 
Staub, Jan
IAA authors: 
del Toro Iniesta, Jose Carlos
Authors: 
Staub, Jan;Fernandez-Rico, German;Gandorfer, Achim;Gizon, Laurent;Hirzberger, Johann;Kraft, Stefan;Lagg, Andreas;Schou, Jesper;Solanki, Sami K.;del Toro Iniesta, Jose Carlos;Wiegelmann, Thomas;Woch, Joachim
Journal: 
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
10
Pages: 
54
Abstract: 
We describe the design and the capabilities of the Photospheric Magnetic field Imager (PMI), a compact and lightweight vector magnetograph, which is being developed for ESA's Lagrange mission to the Lagrange L5 point. After listing the design requirements and give a scientific justification for them, we describe the technical implementation and the design solution capable of fulfilling these requirements. This is followed by a description of the hardware architecture as well as the operations principle. An outlook on the expected performance concludes the paper.
Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/#abs/2020JSWSC..10...54S/abstract
ADS Bibcode: 
2020JSWSC..10...54S
Keywords: 
Sun: magnetic fields;Sun: activity;techniques: polarimetric;instrumentation: magnetographs