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Spectrally selective surfaces for ground and space-based instrumentation: support for a resource base
Author(s): Susan H. C. P. McCall; R. Lawrence Sinclair; Stephen M. Pompea; Robert P. Breault
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Paper Abstract

The performance of space telescopes, space instruments, and space radiator systems depends critically upon the selection of appropriate spectrally selective surfaces. Many space programs have suffered severe performance limitations, schedule setbacks, and spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage control because of a lack of readily-accessible, accurate data on the properties of spectrally selective surfaces, particularly black surfaces. A Canadian effort is underway to develop a resource base (database and support service) to help alleviate this problem. The assistance of the community is required to make the resource base comprehensive and useful to the end users. The paper aims to describe the objectives of this project. In addition, a request for information and support is made for various aspects of the project. The resource base will be useful for both ground and space-based instrumentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1945, Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II, (1 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.158797
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Susan H. C. P. McCall, Stellar Optics Labs. Ltd. and Univ. of Toronto (Canada)
R. Lawrence Sinclair, Spar Aerospace Ltd. (Canada)
Stephen M. Pompea, GEMINI 8-M Telescopes Project (United States)
Robert P. Breault, Breault Research Organization, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1945:
Space Astronomical Telescopes and Instruments II
Pierre Y. Bely; James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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