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1 July 1990 Voyager imaging investigation requirements and results
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Proceedings Volume 1319, Optics in Complex Systems; (1990)
Event: 15th International Optics in Complex Systems, 1990, Garmisch, Germany
The Voyager cameras include unique features required by the characteristics of a mission to Jupiter Saturn Uranus and Neptune. These characteristics include low illumination levels long mission duration large communication distances and intense Jovian radiation belts. The presence of several modest programmable processors on the spacecraft has permitted the post-launch refinement of image acquisition and the development of imaging capabilities such as image motion compensation and data compression which were not originally part of the baseline experiment design. The quantity and quality of Neptune imaging data exceeds by a large factor the yield which was foreseen at the time of launch thirteen years ago. The initial expenment design is descnbed as well as its subsequent post-launch evolution. The key conclusion is that flexibility must be a design goal for imaging systems developed for remote sensing of new territory. 1.
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Candice J. Hansen and Stewart A. Collins "Voyager imaging investigation requirements and results", Proc. SPIE 1319, Optics in Complex Systems, (1 July 1990);

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