Ground-based Astronomy

Ground-based Astronomy
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences (U.S.). Panel on Astronomical Facilities
  • Publisher : National Academies
  • Pages : 105
  • Relase : 1964
  • ISBN : NAP:12434

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Building Earth Observation Cameras

Building Earth Observation Cameras
  • Author : George Joseph
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2015-01-28
  • ISBN : 9781466566484

Building Earth Observation Cameras Book Review:

A System Engineer’s Guide to Building an Earth Observation Camera Building Earth Observation Cameras discusses the science and technology of building an electro-optical imaging system for a space platform from concept to space qualification and in-orbit evaluation. The book provides a broad overview of various Earth imaging systems with specific examples illustrating the design and development issues that impacted the Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) cameras, and is based on the actual experience of the author, who was intimately involved with the development of cameras for the IRS program. It equips imaging system project managers, scholars, and researchers with the ability to look deeper into the systems that they are developing, and arms application scientists who use satellite imagery with a greater understanding of the technical aspects and terminology used in defining the performance of the image system. The text traces the historical development of imaging systems, reviews the evolution of Earth observation systems from a global perspective, and examines future trends. This interdisciplinary work: Presents technical issues associated with the design, fabrication, and characterization of the camera Provides a narrow focus and end-to-end solutions to all components involved in a successful camera-on-Earth observation system Covers various stages including image formation, optics, opto-mechanics, material choice, design tradeoffs, fabrication, evaluation, and finally qualifying the system for space use Building Earth Observation Cameras provides the tools needed to enable readers to better understand the concepts and challenges involved in building space-based Earth observation systems.

Tele-Visionaries

Tele-Visionaries
  • Author : R. C. Webb
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 180
  • Relase : 2005-10-27
  • ISBN : 9780471743705

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The ASTRONET Infrastructure Roadmap

The ASTRONET Infrastructure Roadmap
  • Author : Michael F. Bode,Maria J. Cruz,Frank J. Molster
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 3923524633

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The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design

The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design
  • Author : Jingquan Cheng
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 634
  • Relase : 2010-03-14
  • ISBN : 0387887911

The Principles of Astronomical Telescope Design Book Review:

This book presents a complete summary of the author's twenty five years of experience in telescope design. It provides a general introduction to every aspect of telescope design. It also discusses the theory behind telescope design in depth, which makes it a good reference book for professionals. It covers Radio, Infrared, Optical, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray wavelengths. Originally published in Chinese.

The Design and Construction of Large Optical Telescopes

The Design and Construction of Large Optical Telescopes
  • Author : Pierre Bely
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 508
  • Relase : 2006-05-26
  • ISBN : 9780387226064

The Design and Construction of Large Optical Telescopes Book Review:

There is no dearth of books on telescope optics and, indeed, optics is clearly a keyelementinthedesignandconstructionoftelescopes.Butitisbynomeans the only important element. As telescopes become larger and more costly, other aspects such as structures, pointing, wavefront control, enclosures, and project management become just as critical. Although most of the technical knowledge required for all these ?elds is available in various specialized books, journal articles, and technical reports, they are not necessarily written with application to telescopes in mind. This bookisa?rstattemptatassemblinginasingletextthebasicastronomicaland engineering principles used in the design and construction of large telescopes. Itsaimistobroadlycoverallmajoraspectsofthe?eld,fromthefundamentals ofastronomicalobservationto optics, controlsystems,structural,mechanical, andthermalengineering,aswellasspecializedtopicssuchassiteselectionand program management. This subject is so vast that an in-depth treatment is obviously imprac- cal. Our intent is therefore only to provide a comprehensive introduction to the essential aspects of telescope design and construction. This book will not replace specialized scienti?c and technical texts. But we hope that it will be useful for astronomers, managers, and systems engineers who seek a basic understanding of the underlying principles of telescope making, and for s- cialists who wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamental requirements and approaches of their colleagues in other disciplines.

Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations

Hearings, Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Appropriations
  • Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1967
  • ISBN : UCAL:B3556879

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Reports on Astronomy

Reports on Astronomy
  • Author : Edith Muller
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 223
  • Relase : 1979-05-30
  • ISBN : 9027710058

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Radio Telescope Reflectors

Radio Telescope Reflectors
  • Author : Jacob W.M. Baars,Hans J Kärcher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 275
  • Relase : 2017-11-18
  • ISBN : 9783319651484

Radio Telescope Reflectors Book Review:

This book demonstrates how progress in radio astronomy is intimately linked to the development of reflector antennas of increasing size and precision. The authors describe the design and construction of major radio telescopes as those in Dwingeloo, Jodrell Bank, Parkes, Effelsberg and Green Bank since 1950 up to the present as well as millimeter wavelength telescopes as the 30m MRT of IRAM in Spain, the 50m LMT in Mexico and the ALMA submillimeter instrument. The advances in methods of structural design and coping with environmental influences (wind, temperature, gravity) as well as application of new materials are explained in a non-mathematical, descriptive and graphical way along with the story of the telescopes. Emphasis is placed on the interplay between astronomical and electromagnetic requirements and structural, mechanical and control solutions. A chapter on management aspects of large telescope projects closes the book. The authors address a readership with interest in the progress of engineering solutions applied to the development of radio telescope reflectors and ground station antennas for satellite communication and space research. The book will also be of interest to historians of science and engineering with an inclination to astronomy.

The Astronomy Revolution

The Astronomy Revolution
  • Author : Donald G. York,Owen Gingerich,Shuang-Nan Zhang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 450
  • Relase : 2011-11-28
  • ISBN : 9781439836002

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Some 400 years after the first known patent application for a telescope by Hans Lipperhey, The Astronomy Revolution: 400 Years of Exploring the Cosmos surveys the effects of this instrument and explores the questions that have arisen out of scientific research in astronomy and cosmology. Inspired by the international New Vision 400 conference held in Beijing in October 2008, this interdisciplinary volume brings together expanded and updated contributions from 26 esteemed conference speakers and invited others. Looking beyond questions of science to the role of moral responsibility in human civilizations, the book offers the unique vantage points of contributions from both Eastern and Western cultures. Extensively illustrated in full color, this book consists of six parts. Aimed at young scientists, the first part presents perspectives on creativity and technology in scientific discovery. In the second part, contributors examine how the telescope has impacted our knowledge of the Universe—from the formation of galaxies to the death of stars. The third part of the book outlines some of the challenges we face in understanding dark matter, dark energy, black holes, and cosmic rays, and the fourth part discusses new technologies that will be useful in attacking new and unresolved questions. The fifth part of the book examines the intellectual impact that the telescope has had on society in China and in the West. The book concludes with an investigation of "big questions": What is the origin of the laws of physics as we know them? Are these laws the same everywhere? How do these scientific laws relate to the moral laws of society? Does what we know depend on cultural ways of asking the questions? Is there life elsewhere? And what about the questions that science cannot answer? Celebrating the historical significance of the telescope, this unique book seeks to inspire all those involved or interested in the enterprise of astronomy as humankind continues the quest to unveil the heavens.

Physics Briefs

Physics Briefs
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 790
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015962866

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ENR Directory of Design Firms

ENR Directory of Design Firms
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924063158863

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Applied Photographic Optics

Applied Photographic Optics
  • Author : Sidney Ray
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 680
  • Relase : 2002-02-20
  • ISBN : 9781136097027

Applied Photographic Optics Book Review:

Selected by the American Library Association's 'Choice' magazine as "best technical book", the first edition of this book soon established itself as the standard reference work on all aspects of photographic lenses and associated optical systems. This is unsurprising, as Sidney Ray provides a complete, comprehensive reference source for anyone wanting information on photographic lenses, from the student to the practitioner or specialist working with visual and digital media worldwide. This third edition has been fully revised and expanded to include the rapid progress in the last decade in optical technology and advances in relevant electronic and digital forms of imaging. Every chapter has been revised and expanded using new figures and photographs as appropriate, as well as extended bibliographies. New chapters include details of filters, measurements from images and the optical systems of digital cameras. Details of electronic and digital imaging have been integrated throughout. More information is given on topics such as aspherics, diffractive optics, ED glasses, image stabilization, optical technology, video projection and new types of lenses. A selection of the contents includes chapters on: optical theory, aberrations, auto focus, lens testing, depth of field, development of photographic lenses, general properties of lenses, wide-angle lenses, telephoto lenses, video lenses, viewfinder systems, camera movements, projection systems and 3-D systems.

Proposal for the Construction of the 16-m Very Large Telescope

Proposal for the Construction of the 16-m Very Large Telescope
  • Author : European Southern Observatory
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 342
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : UOM:39015015330015

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NBS Special Publication

NBS Special Publication
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1918
  • ISBN : UOM:39015023123394

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A History of Optical Telescopes in Astronomy

A History of Optical Telescopes in Astronomy
  • Author : Wilson Wall
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 173
  • Relase : 2018-10-01
  • ISBN : 9783319990880

A History of Optical Telescopes in Astronomy Book Review:

This book is uniquely about the relationship between the optical telescope and astronomy as they developed together. It covers the time between the telescope's pivotal invention in the 1600's up to the modern era of space-based telescopes. Over the intervening centuries, there were huge improvements in the optical resolution of telescopes, along with changes in their positioning and nature of application that forever altered the course of astronomy. For a long time, the field was an exclusive club for self-motivated stargazers who could afford to build their own telescopes. Many of these leisure-time scholars left their mark by virtue of their meticulous observations and record keeping. Although they would now be considered amateurs, these figures and their contributions were pivotal and are covered in this book alongside professionals, for the first time giving a complete picture of the history of telescopic science.

Climbing and Walking Robots

Climbing and Walking Robots
  • Author : M. Osman Tokhi,G.S. Virk,M. Alamgir Hossain
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 1111
  • Relase : 2006-05-05
  • ISBN : 9783540264156

Climbing and Walking Robots Book Review:

The interest in climbing and walking robots (CLAWAR) has intensified in recent years, and novel solutions for complex and very diverse applications have been anticipated by means of significant progress in this area of - botics. Moreover, the amalgamation of original ideas and related inno- tions, search for new potential applications and the use of state of the art support technologies permit to foresee an important step forward and a significant socio-economic impact of advanced robot technology in the - ture. This is leading to the creation and consolidation of a mobile service robotics sector where most of the robotics activities are foreseen in the - ture. The technology is now maturing to become of real benefit to society and methods of realizing this potential quickly are being eagerly explored. Robot standards and modularity are key to this and form key components of the research presented here. CLAWAR 2005 is the eighth in a series of international conferences - ganised annually since 1998 with the aim to report on latest research and development findings and to provide a forum for scientific discussion and debate within the mobile service robotics community. The series has grown in its popularity significantly over the years, and has attracted - searchers and developers from across the globe. The CLAWAR 2005 p- ceedings reports state of the art scientific and developmental findings p- sented during the CLAWAR 2005 conference in 131 technical presentations by authors from 27 countries covering the five continents.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1995
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112050127304

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Springer Handbook of Optical Networks

Springer Handbook of Optical Networks
  • Author : Biswanath Mukherjee,Ioannis Tomkos,Massimo Tornatore,Peter Winzer,Yongli Zhao
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 1169
  • Relase : 2020-10-15
  • ISBN : 9783030162504

Springer Handbook of Optical Networks Book Review:

This handbook is an authoritative, comprehensive reference on optical networks, the backbone of today’s communication and information society. The book reviews the many underlying technologies that enable the global optical communications infrastructure, but also explains current research trends targeted towards continued capacity scaling and enhanced networking flexibility in support of an unabated traffic growth fueled by ever-emerging new applications. The book is divided into four parts: Optical Subsystems for Transmission and Switching, Core Networks, Datacenter and Super-Computer Networking, and Optical Access and Wireless Networks. Each chapter is written by world-renown experts that represent academia, industry, and international government and regulatory agencies. Every chapter provides a complete picture of its field, from entry-level information to a snapshot of the respective state-of-the-art technologies to emerging research trends, providing something useful for the novice who wants to get familiar with the field to the expert who wants to get a concise view of future trends.

Tele

Tele
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : MINN:31951P00263787K

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