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28 August 1992 Thermal and structural design constraints for radiometers operating in geostationary orbits
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Abstract
The type of structure and thermal control system for a radiometer operating in a GEO environment are considered, focusing on design considerations for pointing stability and radiometric calibration. It is pointed out that the thermal control system and the structural design must be compatible. They must both strive to reduce distortion due to thermal expansion and contraction. The thermal control system design must minimize both maximum temperatures and temperature variations. The structural design must minimize the structure response to temperature changes.
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George E. Zurmehly and Robert A. Hookman "Thermal and structural design constraints for radiometers operating in geostationary orbits", Proc. SPIE 1693, Surveillance Technologies II, (28 August 1992); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.138095
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