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Image motion compensation for step-stare systems by focal plane and optics manipulation
Author(s): Sergio F. Valdes
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Paper Abstract

The derivation of earth relative motion (or "smear rate") in a step-stare spaceborne optical system is presented. Suggested methods of compensating for the smear by focal-plane manipulation are also given. The simulation results of smearing for a 4-hour orbit optical system operating in a step-stare mode (above 45° North Latitude) are provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0197, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V, (17 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957977
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Sergio F. Valdes, The Aerospace Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0197:
Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology V
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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