2. Sensors and Signals.
3. Noise and Filtering in Spacecraft Sensors.
4. Infrared Sensors.
5. Passive Microwave Sensors.
6. Spacebased Radar Sensors.
Focusing on how these various disciplines contribute to the development of a sensor used in space, this key text:
- Explains how mathematics, physics, business, and engineering-based concepts are used to develop and design a sensor which complies with a set of specific requirements.
- Discusses essential topics such as cost estimation, signal processing, noise reduction, filters, phased arrays, radars, optics, and radiometers used in space operation.
- Covers a range of typical sensors used in the spacecraft industry such as infrared, passive microwave, radars and spacebased GPS sensors.
- Concludes each chapter with examples of past and current orbiting sensors such as DSP, SBIRS, CHAMP, LANDSAT, and GOES to illustrate how concepts are applied.
- Includes the Matlab codes used to create the example plots in order to give the reader a starting point for further analysis