Space optics contributions by the College of Optical Sciences over the past 50 years

James B. Breckinridge, Peter Smith

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Abstract

We present a review of the contributions by students, staff, faculty and alumni to the Nation's space program over the past 50 years. The balloon polariscope led the way to future space optics missions. The missions Pioneer Venus (large probe solar flux radiometer), Pioneer 10/11 (imaging photopolarimeter) to Jupiter and Saturn, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and next generation large aperture space telescopes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
EditorsJohn E. Greivenkamp, Eustace L. Dereniak, Harrison H. Barrett
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412130
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2014Aug 20 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9186
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

Other50 Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/19/148/20/14

Keywords

  • Imaging
  • Jupiter
  • Photopolarimetry
  • Pioneer 10/11
  • Pioneer Venus
  • Radiometry
  • Saturn
  • Venus
  • balloon polariscope and space telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Breckinridge, J. B., & Smith, P. (2014). Space optics contributions by the College of Optical Sciences over the past 50 years. In J. E. Greivenkamp, E. L. Dereniak, & H. H. Barrett (Eds.), Fifty Years of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona [918606] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9186). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2064892