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Precision Alignment Of An Infrared Imaging System
Author(s): R. J. Kohman; S. D. Horchem
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Paper Abstract

The optical hardware design and methods of alignment for the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) imaging instrument are discussed. The instrument is a multi-channel space-borne meteorological system. Included will be the results of a tolerance and sensitivity analysis for the optics and their adjustment mechanisms. A brief summary of the sequence of system alignment steps taken to achieve the final configuration of the instrument will conclude the discussion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1167, Precision Engineering and Optomechanics, (9 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962945
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Kohman, ITT Aerospace/Optical Division (United States)
S. D. Horchem, ITT Aerospace/Optical Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1167:
Precision Engineering and Optomechanics
Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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