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Optical Engineering

Primary Optical Subsystem for DMSP Block 5D
Author(s): David A. Nichols
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Paper Abstract

The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Block 5D Satellite comprises a primary sensor (the Operational Linescan System), a 5D spacecraft, and special meteorological sensors (see "The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program" in this issue for configuration details). This article provides a review of the optical subsystem of the primary imaging sensor specifying the unique and novel methods used to obtain near constant high resolution, multispectral, meteor ological data

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1975
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 14(4) doi: 10.1117/12.7971833
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 14, Issue 4
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David A. Nichols, USAF, Space and Missile Systems Organization (United States)


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