Accession Number:

ADA550801

Title:

Simulated Synthesis Imaging of Geostationary Satellites

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS INC SPRINGFIELD VA

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We simulate observations of a satellite using various optical interferometer configurations, and reconstruct images with aperture synthesis techniques from these simulated observations. We compare the typical Y-shaped interferometer design to arrays of 30 telescopes on either a redundant or a non-redundant hexagonal grid and to an array mounted on a linear movable boom, all with multiple spectral channels covering a broad wavelength range. We investigate the number of telescopes, the baseline lengths, and the configuration that retrieve the most accurate image relative to the original.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE