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Design review of a hand-held scatterometer
Author(s): John C. Stover; Vince C. Skurdal; James A. Bender; Paul D. Chausse
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews the design of a rather unique portable scatterometer. The instrument consists of a measurement head connected by cable to a microprocessor based controller. Several different measurement heads can be used with the same controller. One measurement head is a hand held unit designed initially to measure rain erosion on aircraft sensor windows. The controller stores the scatter by aircraft tail numbers and downloads them later to a PC. A second head, a little larger than a shoe box, is designed to take either reflective or transmissive measurements from optics. The objective is to make inexpensive, fast, accurate BSDF measurements available in a variety of situations where location, or expense, has prevented it in the past. The paper gives specifications for the two heads and compares measurements to those taken on a TMA CAS1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1331, Stray Radiation in Optical Systems, (1 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22657
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Stover, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Vince C. Skurdal, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
James A. Bender, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Paul D. Chausse, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1331:
Stray Radiation in Optical Systems
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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