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Thermal and structural design constraints for radiometers operating in geostationary orbits
Author(s): George E. Zurmehly; Robert A. Hookman
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Paper Abstract

The type of structure and thermal control system for a radiometer operating in a GEO environment are considered, focusing on design considerations for pointing stability and radiometric calibration. It is pointed out that the thermal control system and the structural design must be compatible. They must both strive to reduce distortion due to thermal expansion and contraction. The thermal control system design must minimize both maximum temperatures and temperature variations. The structural design must minimize the structure response to temperature changes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138095
Show Author Affiliations
George E. Zurmehly, ITT Aerospace Communications Div. (United States)
Robert A. Hookman, ITT Aerospace Communications Div. (United States)


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

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