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Thermal design and performance of the visible ultraviolet experiment sensor
Author(s): Timothy C. Betts; Jack T. Cragin; Richard M. Friedman; Gary T. Rosiak
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Paper Abstract

The Visible Ultraviolet Experiment sensor was successfully flown on a Defense Support Program satellite at geosynchronous orbit. This paper discusses the thermal design employed for the sensor which was mounted on the rotating DSP platform. The most critical thermal design problem involved maintaining an isothermal telescope temperature. Thermal performance data is presented showing that observed performance is in good agreement with predicted performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138092
Show Author Affiliations
Timothy C. Betts, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)
Jack T. Cragin, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)
Richard M. Friedman, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)
Gary T. Rosiak, TRW Space and Technology Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1693:
Surveillance Technologies II
Sankaran Gowrinathan; James F. Shanley, Editor(s)

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