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Extraneous Radiation On Space Borne Infrared Experiments
Author(s): Stephan D Price
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Paper Abstract

During the rocket borne experiments flown by the Optical Physics division, we observed: non-linear responses which produces anomalously large values for the low frequency background components, particulate contamination, non-rejected off-axis radiation from the earth and payload, the re-entry wake from the sustainer, exhaust gasses from the ARIES solid motor, condensations in the ACS gas, atmospheric emission above the payload at high altitudes, and an exponentially decreasing background observed at the beginning of three absolute radiometric experiments. All of these phenomena interfere with the measurements and complicate the interpretation of the background of interest. We describe these experiments and discuss the various sources of extraneous signals observed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 December 1988
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 0972, Infrared Technology XIV, (7 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948299
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Stephan D Price, Optical- Infrared Technology Division (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0972:
Infrared Technology XIV
Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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