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An Optical Design For An Improved Infrared Meteorological Satellite
Author(s): D. Oinen; R. Kent; S. Shaffer; G. Keene; K. Leibold
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Paper Abstract

The constraints placed on the optical design by the other subsystems of a complicated system can be more difficult to satisfy than the imaging requirements. The space limitations inherent in a satellite optical system force many restrictions on the locations of elements and distances between these elements. The restrictions placed on the optical system by the thermal environment also serve to make the design more challenging. A meteorological satellite must operate in many wavelength bands over a wide region of the spectrum (from 0.55 to 15 μm). The arrangement of common and separate beam paths must be done carefully to ensure adequate transmission. Manufacturability at a reasonable cost is another important factor in the design. An optical design which satisfies the requirements for an operational meteorological satellite system is presented, and the requirements which most influenced the design are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 February 1986
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0554, 1985 International Lens Design Conference, (14 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.949279
Show Author Affiliations
D. Oinen, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
R. Kent, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
S. Shaffer, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
G. Keene, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
K. Leibold, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0554:
1985 International Lens Design Conference
Duncan T. Moore; William H. Taylor, Editor(s)

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