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Contamination experiments in the Midcourse Space Experiment satellite
Author(s): O. Manuel Uy
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Paper Abstract

The Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) satellite is a space-based sensor platform primarily designed to collect data on the phenomenology of target detection and tracking. Because of the possible deleterious effect of contamination on these sensors, a suite of contamination monitoring instruments are also included in the satellite. These instruments are the Total Pressure Sensor (TPS), the Contamination Experiment Mass Spectrometer (CEMS), the Ion Mass Spectrometer (IMS), the Cryogenic Quartz Crystal Microbalance (CQCM), four Temperature-controlled Quartz Crystal Microbalance (TQCM), the Xenon Flashlamp Experiment (XFE), the Krypton Flashlamp Experiment (KFE) and the Spirit III Mirror Cleaning Experiment (SMCE). The philosophy of Contamination Experiment (CE), its calibration and testing, modeling and the data to be collected will be discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1754, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control III, (18 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140729
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O. Manuel Uy, Johns Hopkins Univ. (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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