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Applied Engineering And Technology Simulated LWIR Targets Scenario In Low Optical Background
Author(s): Rudolf E. Schatzmann
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Paper Abstract

The development and operation of a ground-based facility designed for spectral and spatial simulation of long-wavelength infrared ) optical target scenarios under low radiant background and hard vacuum conditions required the integration of many engineering disciplines and the merging of associated science and technology. The unique features and capabilities of the Advanced Sensor Evaluation and Test (ASET) facility will be discussed. Single and multiple point target simulation sources with controllable irradiance cover a large dynamic irradiance range of nearly Planckian and complex spectral characteristics, as well as variable extended targets for optical background simulatio.. An overview of the collimator subsystem presenting the simulated targets optically at infinity and the scanning mirrors subsystem providing scan capability over several degrees across the field of view will augment the description. An overview of the cryogenic support subsystem will complete the ASET facility description. The ASET facility computer syste s will be described, including computer aided facility operation and test data acquisition and processing capability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0416, Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935933
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Rudolf E. Schatzmann, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0416:
Applications of Optical Metrology: Techniques and Measurements II
Jar Jueh Lee, Editor(s)

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