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Title: Small satellite radiometric measurement system

A critical need for the US Global Change Research Program is to provide continuous, well-calibrated radiometric data for the earth's radiation budget. This paper describes a new, compact, relatively light-weight, adaptable radiometer which will provide both spectrally integrated measurements and data in selected spectral bands. The radiometer design is suitable for use on small satellites, aircraft, or remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs). An example of the implementation of this radiometer on a small satellite is given. Significant benefits derive from simultaneous measurements of specific narrow (in wavelength) spectral features; such data may be obtained by combining LARI with a compact spectrometer on the same platform. Well-chosen satellite orbits allow one to use data from other satellites (e.g. DMSP) to enhance the data product, or to provide superior coverage of specific locations. 23 refs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6007123
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-91-4169; CONF-920373--1
ON: DE92004572
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: AIAA space programs and technologies conference, Huntsville, AL (United States), 24-27 Mar 1992
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; RADIOMETERS; DESIGN; ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION; EARTH PLANET; ORBITS; SATELLITES; SOLAR RADIATION; SPECTRAL RESPONSE; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PLANETS; RADIATION DETECTORS; RADIATIONS; STELLAR RADIATION 440101* -- Radiation Instrumentation-- General Detectors or Monitors & Radiometric Instruments; 540110