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Simulation of effects of particulates in the near field-of-view on spaceborne surveillance sensor performance
Author(s): Laura A. Whitlock; John Larkin Jackson
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Paper Abstract

A PEARLSS (Particulate Effects Analysis on Response Levels of Spaceborne Sensors) approach is presented with particular attention given to the code structure and on-going code developments. PEARLSS is a system response simulation which models the degradation of sensor performance due to particulates in the near field-of-view and deposited on optical surfaces. This flexible, modular code is aimed at performing parametric studies on design parameters including sunshade geometry, system materials, temperatures, prelaunch cleanliness levels, and pointing directions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 August 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138099
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Laura A. Whitlock, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)
John Larkin Jackson, Nichols Research Corp. (United States)

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

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