Accession Number:

AD0420140

Title:

EVALUATION OF METHODS FOR SIMULATING THE EARTH'S ALBEDO AND PLANET RADIATION,

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Corporate Author:

VITRO LABS WEST ORANGE N J

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Report Date:

1963-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Systems for simulating the characteristics of the secondary radiant energy albedo and planet radiation incident on an earth orbiting satellite are evaluated. Advantages and limitations of chamber-fixed vs vehicle-fixed mounting methods and of collimated vs diffuse illumination sources are presented. Modification of the solar simulator system to provide simulation of secondary radiation as well as solar radiation are considered. It is shown that the diffuse, vehicle-mounted secondary simulator best fits the requirements of a proposed aerospace simulator. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE