13 November 1996 Sensor suite for the Advanced Electro-Optical System (AEOS) 3.6-m telescope
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The Phillips Laboratory Advanced Electro-Optical System (AEOS) comprises an observatory facility, a united computer network, a 3.63 meter telescope, and an associated sensor suite that will become operational beginning in 1997. Space object identification is the primary mission for AEOS; however, astronomical applications and other visiting experiments are readily supported by the system design. The AEOS sensor suite functions derive from Air Force Space Command requirements, and incorporate high resolution imagery and multi-band radiometry performed over a broad range of wavelengths. Data collection capabilities are optimized for the rapid temporal variations in observed target brightness that arise from both intrinsic target variability and changing atmospheric characteristics during the course of an observation.
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Michael L. Vigil, David J. Witte, Paul D. LeVan, Patricia J. Wallentine, David E. Briscoe, Danny L. Anderson, "Sensor suite for the Advanced Electro-Optical System (AEOS) 3.6-m telescope", Proc. SPIE 2819, Imaging Spectrometry II, (13 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258062; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258062
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Sensors

Telescopes

Space telescopes

Imaging systems

Long wavelength infrared

Radiometry

Control systems

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