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Contamination signatures observed during the CIRRIS-1A mission
Author(s): B. David Green; W. Terry Rawlins; O. Manuel Uy; Richard M. Nadile; Ned B. Wheeler
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Paper Abstract

The sensitive, high resolution CIRRIS-1A radiometers/interferometer provided a unique capability to probe the optical environment surrounding the shuttle on the STS 39 mission. Ground processing was carefully controlled to minimize the contamination levels. Early in the mission all surfaces were subjected to extended solar exposure. These efforts were successful in that most of the data showed no evidence of contamination effects. However, particulate contamination effects were occasionally observed. The range and size of discrete particles are extracted from the particle radiances, spectral distributions, and blur circles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1754, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control III, (18 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140724
Show Author Affiliations
B. David Green, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
W. Terry Rawlins, Physical Sciences Inc. (United States)
O. Manuel Uy, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Richard M. Nadile, Phillips Lab. (United States)
Ned B. Wheeler, Phillips Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1754:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control III
A. Peter M. Glassford, Editor(s)

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