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Contamination control requirements implementation for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), part 1: optics, instruments and thermal vacuum testing
Author(s): Eve M. Wooldridge; Kelly Henderson-Nelson; Michael Woronowicz; Kevin Novo-Gradac; Radford L. Perry; Matthew Macias; Jon Arenberg; Joanne Egges
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Paper Abstract

The derivation of contamination control (CC) requirements for the JWST Optical Telescope Element (OTE) was presented at the SPIE conference in 20081. Since then, much work has been done to allocate contamination at each phase of Integration and Test (IandT) and to plan for achieving the allocations. Because JWST is such a large and complicated observatory, plans for meeting the requirements are many and varied. There are primary mirror segments that must be cleaned early and maintained clean; there are four science instruments that each have tight contamination requirements but cannot be cleaned after they are integrated onto the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) structure; there is the composite ISIM structure that is fragile and must be minimally handled; there are numerous cryo-vacuum tests that must be controlled and monitored in order to minimize molecular contamination during return to ambient; … and more. An overview of plans developed to implement contamination control for JWST optics, instruments, and thermal vacuum testing for JWST will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9196, Systems Contamination: Prediction, Measurement, and Control 2014, 91960K (9 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066500
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Eve M. Wooldridge, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kelly Henderson-Nelson, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Michael Woronowicz, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Kevin Novo-Gradac, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Radford L. Perry, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Matthew Macias, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Jon Arenberg, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (United States)
Joanne Egges, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9196:
Systems Contamination: Prediction, Measurement, and Control 2014
Nancy Carosso; Joanne Egges, Editor(s)

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