|Purpose:||The Wide-Angle Fabry-Perot (WAF-P) imaging spectrometer is the main instrument on satellites that is used to measure greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities around the world.
This project will use lessons learned from the current version of the spectrometer to provide major performance improvements that will make it perform 10 times better. These improvements will miniaturize the platform, provide the spectrometer with the ability to detect very small concentrations of gases like methane, and allow it to be adapted to measure other trace gases like ammonia. This project will open up a $2 billion greenhouse gas measurement market to Canadian industry. It will also increase the number of Canadian experts in the field over the next three years.|