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Design Considerations For A Microprocessor-Based Multipurpose Spectral Radiometer System
Author(s): Frederic M. Zweibaum; Leonard V. Lucia; Alan T. Kozlowski; William E. Surette Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The basic goal was to design a multipurpose, multifunctional spectral radiometer system having a lifetime longer than present projections of possible future applications. The basic solution was to use a microprocessoras the Fundamental component of system architecture. Maximum potential was achieved by making use of software coupling to operate the microprocessor both as a controller of analog Functions as well as a digital data processor. Analog control functions presently include operation of spectral filter selection systems, scanning mirrors, optical path selectors, and automatic switching of attenuators and bandpass filters. Data processing is both analog and digital and includes data normalization, signal averaging and equation processing. The paper describes the various design considerations and the selected implementations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0230, Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems, (8 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958805
Show Author Affiliations
Frederic M. Zweibaum, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)
Leonard V. Lucia, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)
Alan T. Kozlowski, Barnes Engineering Company (United States)
William E. Surette Jr., Barnes Engineering Company (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0230:
Minicomputers and Microprocessors in Optical Systems
Chris L. Koliopoulos; Frederic M. Zweibaum, Editor(s)

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