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Requirements of a solar diffuser and measurements of some candidate materials
Author(s): Carmen T. Guzman; James M. Palmer; Philip N. Slater; Carol J. Bruegge; Edward A. Miller
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Paper Abstract

If the solar spectral irradiance and the orientation and directional reflectance of a solar diffuser are known, then the spectral radiance of the diffuser is readily calculated and it can be used for the accurate absolute calibration of a satellite sensor. However, the solar diffuser is exposed during in-flight satellite sensor calibration to high-energy ultraviolet irradiance, particle impacts and atomic oxygen effects. This paper describes desirable solar diffuser characteristics and the results of proton and UV irradiation on the directional-hemispheric spectral reflectance, the bidirectional spectral reflectance factor and the polarization properties of candidate diffuser materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1493, Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46690
Show Author Affiliations
Carmen T. Guzman, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James M. Palmer, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Philip N. Slater, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Carol J. Bruegge, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Edward A. Miller, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1493:
Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation
Bruce W. Guenther, Editor(s)

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