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18 September 2018 Architectures for Earth-observing CubeSat scatterometers
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Earth-observing satellite scatterometers are important instruments capable of measuring a variety of geophysical properties. Historically, the scatterometer design space has revolved around two main architectures: the fan beam and the scanning pencil beam. Since the implementation of these architectures, developments in satellite- relevant technology, spacecraft standards, and engineering practice have expanded the potential design space for Earth-observing scatterometer systems. This expanded design space is investigated and example designs are presented that utilize the expanded design space to improve performance and reduce cost.
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M. Patrick Walton and David G. Long "Architectures for Earth-observing CubeSat scatterometers ", Proc. SPIE 10769, CubeSats and NanoSats for Remote Sensing II, 1076904 (18 September 2018);


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