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1 August 1991 Requirements of a solar diffuser and measurements of some candidate materials
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If the solar spectral irradiance and the orientation and directional reflectance of a solar diffuser are known, then the spectral radiance of the diffuser is readily calculated and it can be used for the accurate absolute calibration of a satellite sensor. However, the solar diffuser is exposed during in-flight satellite sensor calibration to high-energy ultraviolet irradiance, particle impacts and atomic oxygen effects. This paper describes desirable solar diffuser characteristics and the results of proton and UV irradiation on the directional-hemispheric spectral reflectance, the bidirectional spectral reflectance factor and the polarization properties of candidate diffuser materials.
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Carmen T. Guzman, James M. Palmer, Philip N. Slater, Carol J. Bruegge, and Edward A. Miller "Requirements of a solar diffuser and measurements of some candidate materials", Proc. SPIE 1493, Calibration of Passive Remote Observing Optical and Microwave Instrumentation, (1 August 1991); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46690
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