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Telescope performance near local midnight for the Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager (JAMI)
Author(s): Milutin M. Pavlov; James L. Bell; W. Todd Hurt; Michael Jacoby; Belinda Shreckengost; Russ Ravela; Mark A. Schwarz
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Paper Abstract

Raytheon's Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (SBRS) division designed and built the MTSAT-1R Japanese Advanced Meteorological Imager for the Japanese Ministry of Transport between March, 1999 and July, 2002. In order to meet the stressing requirements of a geosynchronous orbit, a combination of structural, thermal, and optical (STOP) analyses were used to design and optimize the beryllium three-mirror anastigmat (TMA) telescope. This modeling approach was used to characterize and minimize the thermal distortion around local midnight. On-orbit temperatures and structural deformations were predicted using thermal Desktop/SINDA and PATRAN/NASTRAN software, respectively. The resulting optical performance was evaluated using Raytheon developed HEXAGON software. The telescope design was successfully optimized to attain specified visible channel performance for most of the 24 hour orbit.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 January 2005
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 5658, Applications with Weather Satellites II, (5 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.583099
Show Author Affiliations
Milutin M. Pavlov, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
James L. Bell, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
W. Todd Hurt, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Michael Jacoby, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Belinda Shreckengost, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Russ Ravela, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)
Mark A. Schwarz, Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5658:
Applications with Weather Satellites II
W. Paul Menzel; Toshiki Iwasaki, Editor(s)

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