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27 December 2001 Measurements of geosynchronous-satellite spectral brightness due to solar illumination
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GLINT (Geo Light Imaging National Testbed) is a program to image geo-synchronous satellites using Fourier telescopy. The design of the GLINT system requires knowledge of the reflectance properties of the satellites in certain specific wavelength ranges. Calibrated measurements of satellite brightness due to solar illumination can be made with a telescope. This report details such measurements and the data processing necessary to yield curves of normalized satellite return versus phase angle in given wavelength ranges. These measurements can be used to check the accuracy of satellite reflectivity models.
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Lawrence H. Sverdrup Jr., Donald G. Bruns, Timothy J. Brinkley, Allen H. Olson, Jerry R. Oldenettel, and Paul W. Fairchild "Measurements of geosynchronous-satellite spectral brightness due to solar illumination", Proc. SPIE 4490, Multifrequency Electronic/Photonic Devices and Systems for Dual-Use Applications, (27 December 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.455427
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