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Measurements of geosynchronous-satellite spectral brightness due to solar illumination
Author(s): Lawrence H. Sverdrup; Donald G. Bruns; Timothy J. Brinkley; Allen H. Olson; Jerry R. Oldenettel; Paul W. Fairchild
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Paper Abstract

GLINT (Geo Light Imaging National Testbed) is a program to image geo-synchronous satellites using Fourier telescopy. The design of the GLINT system requires knowledge of the reflectance properties of the satellites in certain specific wavelength ranges. Calibrated measurements of satellite brightness due to solar illumination can be made with a telescope. This report details such measurements and the data processing necessary to yield curves of normalized satellite return versus phase angle in given wavelength ranges. These measurements can be used to check the accuracy of satellite reflectivity models.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4490, Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications, (27 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.455427
Show Author Affiliations
Lawrence H. Sverdrup, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Donald G. Bruns, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Timothy J. Brinkley, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Allen H. Olson, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Jerry R. Oldenettel, Trex Enterprises (United States)
Paul W. Fairchild, Trex Enterprises (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4490:
Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications
Paul S. Idell; Andrew R. Pirich; Stanley R. Czyzak; Paul L. Repak; Paul S. Idell; Stanley R. Czyzak, Editor(s)

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