Accession Number:

ADA242077

Title:

IBSS Earth Backgrounds Experiment. Quick-Look Report

Descriptive Note:

Environmental research papers,

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-24

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

The Infrared Background Signature Survey IBSS was an SDIO- sponsored and managed experiment designed to collect infrared, ultraviolet, and visible data for use in the development of Ballistic Missile Defense Sensor Systems. The IBSS backgrounds experiment was designed to acquire SWIR and MWIR data in the low earthlimb and against the hard earth. The infrared sensors were located on a Shuttle Pallet Satellite SPAS which was berthed in the orbiter until its deployment for measurements. The Shuttle Discovery, STS-39, was launched on April 28, 1991 at 0733 from Kennedy Space Center. Twenty-two measurement blocks were made. These included measurements of the solar specular region, hard earth, earthlimb, and aurora. This report is a quick look at the earth background results using the real-time 8 Kbit telemetry stream.

Subject Categories:

  • Optical Detection and Detectors
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE