Simulated Synthesis Imaging of Geostationary Satellites
COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS INC SPRINGFIELD VA
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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.
- Unmanned Spacecraft