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Spaceborne Applications Of Pyroelectric Instruments
Author(s): F.Gerald Brown
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Paper Abstract

Pyroelectric detectors have been employed in several spaceborne instruments in recent years. Primarily they have been used in instruments designed to measure the temperature and humidity profile of the earth's atmosphere and to collect data in support of studies of the earth radiation budget. Pyroelectric detectors are being used in similar instruments now in the development and fabrication stages for future launches. Additionally, an infrared radiometer is being designed for the Pioneer-Venus mission scheduled for 1978 which will use pyroelectric detectors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 January 1976
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0062, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I, (20 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954452
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F.Gerald Brown, Ball Brothers Research Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0062:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology I
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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