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Radiometric Test Chamber For Earth-Looking Sensors
Author(s): W. B. Birtley
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Paper Abstract

A sensor test facility has been established by Rockwell's Space Operations/Integration and Satellite Systems Division (SO/I&SSD) to support thermal-vacuum and radiometric testing at its Seal Beach facility. The system was designed specifically to support the Teal Ruby Experiment (TRE) and generally to accommodate other large infrared sensors. Primary elements of the system consist of a cryopumped thermal-vacuum chamber with its test volume completely enveloped within a 90°K cold shroud, and a 24-inch-diameter infrared collimator. Consideration was given during the design to accommodate remote handling of the TRE, ambient thermal influence to the TRE, remote collimator positioning and focusing, and seismic isolation of the test system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1982
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0344, Infrared Sensor Technology, (28 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933751
Show Author Affiliations
W. B. Birtley, Rockwell International Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0344:
Infrared Sensor Technology
Reinhard D. Ennulat, Editor(s)

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