31 March 1982 Solid-State Shuttle-Launched Meteorological Sensor
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This paper discusses the conceptual design of an all solid-state linear array wide field-of-view spaceborne meteorological sensor optimized for launch and use during the shuttle era. The instrument is designed to obtain synoptic meteorological imagery in the visible and infrared bands. The requirements of wide-angle, minimal glare, constant ground footprint requirement is implemented in the visible band with multiple telescopes and electronic switching of CCD detector areas. The wide-angle longwave infrared channel uses a single optic with a continuously varying focal length (constant ground footprint) as a function of scan angle and a focal plane with a refractive acousto-optic chopper and uncooled linear detector arrays. The instrument is configured for cost effective shuttle launches.
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S. U. Carnahan, J. R. Eargle, R. E. Noll, F. L. Schaff, V. L. Williams, "Solid-State Shuttle-Launched Meteorological Sensor", Proc. SPIE 0304, Modern Utilization of Infrared Technology VII, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932679
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