•And the witness plate incident spectrum is always harder than the DANTE
Summary of Results
DANTE radiation temperature tends to be higher than the witness plate’s, especially when the pointing is small. (i.e. the beams are relatively near the LEH.)This difference can be big (~15 eV, equiv. 10%, which corresponds to 46% in radiative flux).
main exception is with low albedo and deep pointing.Then
the witness plate radiation temperature can actually be somewhat higher than DANTE’s.