The astronomical ultra-violet space telescope, TAUVEX, being developed in Israel by EL-OP Ltd., in conjunction with Tel Aviv University's Dept. of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has three co-aligned 20 cm diameter telescopes, each with an imaging photon-counting detector of the Wedge & Strip Anode type. The geometric and radiometric parameters of the system must be calibrated before launch in order that the image data acquired by the detector and signal processing sub-system can be converted into accurate maps of the UV sources in the sky. We describe the calibration philosophy and methodology involved in the TAUVEX system and sub-system calibration process. Also presented are the facilities and equipment specially designed and adapted for this purpose.
|Number of pages
|Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
|Published - 15 Nov 1993
|Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometric Calibration, and Processing of Remotely Sensed Data 1993 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 11 Apr 1993 → 16 Apr 1993