1 October 1990 Application of composite materials to spaceborne radiometer instrument design
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The stability and coregistration requirements for future radiometric instrument designs spawn the need for a totally integrated instrument structure and thermal control scheme. To meet the requirements of the future Geostationary meteorological missions an Ultra Stable Instrument Structure (USIS) will be needed. An instrument structure of lightweight construction is described that takes advantage of composite materials that combine high stiffness, low density along with low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE). In addition, this paper will outline the mission objectives, the operating environment and stability requirements needed for future spaceborne radiometer structures. A conceptual design of a composite instrument structure along with its thermal control system will be outlined, and various design trade-offs will be presented.
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Robert A. Hookman, George E. Zurmehly, "Application of composite materials to spaceborne radiometer instrument design", Proc. SPIE 1303, Advances in Optical Structure Systems, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21528; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.21528

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