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Acquisition errors in micro-satellite synthetic aperture telescopes
Author(s): I. Glaser
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Paper Abstract

The resolution of conventional space telescopes is determined by the size of their primary mirror. However, quality high resolution images can be obtained using inexpensive micro-satellite carrying an optical synthetic aperture telescope. Noise, quantization (A to D) errors and aberrations due to imprecise location and/or deformation of optical parts may all degrade the accuracy of the raw, unprocessed, individual images and thus also the quality and resolution of the final synthesized image. These are analyzed in this paper. Sample simulated images are presented, as well as some design and processing rules for such systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2012
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8487, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XV, 84870J (19 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.929144
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I. Glaser, Holon Institute of Technology (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8487:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XV
G. Groot Gregory; Arthur J. Davis, Editor(s)

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