This paper discusses some of the techniques and results of the calibration of a visible sensor which is to be placed on a space-based satellite. The sensor consists of a set of four 420 by 420 pixel imagers in a f/3 off-axis reimaging telescope with a 6.6 degree(s) by 1.4 degree(s) field of view 1. The sensor has been designed to perform a wide variety of surveillance missions, including; metric and radiometric measurements of resident space objects, the demonstration of a high degree of Out-of-Field of View Radiance Rejection (OFVR), and background radiance measurements. This broad range of applications impose stringent requirements on the sensor calibration and characterization.
Thomas P. Opar, Thomas P. Opar,
"Calibration of a large mosaic CCD in a wide FOV telescope", Proc. SPIE 1952, Surveillance Technologies and Imaging Components, (15 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.161389; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.161389