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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 8515–8524

Spectral scattering characteristics of space target in near-UV to visible bands

Lu Bai, Zhensen Wu, Yunhua Cao, and Xun Huang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 8515-8524 (2014)

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In this study, the spectral scattering characteristics of a space target are calculated in the near-UV to visible bands on the basis of measured data of spectral hemispheric reflectivity in the upper half space. Further, the bidirectional reflection distribution function (BRDF) model proposed by Davies is modified to describe the light scattering properties of a target surface. This modification aims to improve the characteristics identifying ability for different space targets. By using this modified Davies spectrum BRDF model, the spectral scattering characteristics of each subsurface can be obtained. A mathematical model of spectral scattering properties of the space target is built by summing all the contributing surface grid reflection scattering components, considering the impact of surface shadow effect.Moreover, the spectral scattering characteristics of the space target calculated with both the traditional and modified Davies BRDF models are compared. The results show that in the fixed and modified cases, the hemispheric reflectivity significantly affects the spectral scattering irradiance of the target.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5700) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Reflection
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra
(350.6090) Other areas of optics : Space optics
(290.1483) Scattering : BSDF, BRDF, and BTDF

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Original Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2014
Published: April 2, 2014

Lu Bai, Zhensen Wu, Yunhua Cao, and Xun Huang, "Spectral scattering characteristics of space target in near-UV to visible bands," Opt. Express 22, 8515-8524 (2014)

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