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Stray light effects on calibrations using a solar diffuser
Author(s): James M. Palmer
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Paper Abstract

The sun is the intended source of radiation for a solar diffuser for the calibration of spacecraft radiometric sensors. Two unwanted sources have also been identified: (1) solar radiation reflected from the earth and scattered by the atmosphere, and (2) solar radiation reflected from surrounding spacecraft structures. This paper describes the determination of the stray radiation incident on the diffuser for the High Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (HIRIS). Finally, the optimization of the calibration geometry is considered.

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: 10.1117/12.46692
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James M. Palmer, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (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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