Scanning Radiometer
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Scanning Radiometer

An imaging system consisting of lenses, moving mirrors, and solid-state image sensors used to obtain observations of the Earth and its atmosphere. Scanning radiometers, which are the sole imaging systems on all current operational weather satellites, have far better long-term performance than the vidicon TV camera tubes used with earlier spacecraft.

Scanning Radiometer

A radiometer that used a rotating or an oscillating plane mirror to scan a path normal to the movement of the instrument.

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