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LIC and LID considerations in the design and implementation of the MEMS laser pointing mechanism for the EUSO UV laser altimeter
Author(s): Enrico Bozzo; Thomas Burch; Alessandra Ciapponi; Clemens Heese; Arno Hoogerwerf; Nicholas Lan; Andrii Neronov; Vincent Revol; Ross Stanley
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Paper Abstract

The EUSO (Extreme Universe Space Observatory) project is developing a new mission concept for the scientific research of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECRs) from space. The EUSO wide-field telescope will look down from space onto the Earth night sky to detect UV photons emitted from air showers generated by UHECRs in our atmosphere. In this article we concentrate on the mitigation strategies agreed so far, and in particular on the implementation of a careful early selection and testing of subsystem materials (including optics), design and interfaces of the subsystem and an optimization of the instrument operational concept.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 July 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9983, Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers, 998315 (22 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235791
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Enrico Bozzo, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Thomas Burch, CSEM Alpnach (Switzerland)
Alessandra Ciapponi, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Clemens Heese, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Arno Hoogerwerf, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)
Nicholas Lan, HE Space Operations BV (Netherlands)
Andrii Neronov, Univ. of Geneva (Switzerland)
Vincent Revol, CSEM Alpnach (Switzerland)
Ross Stanley, Ctr. Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9983:
Pacific Rim Laser Damage 2016: Optical Materials for High-Power Lasers
Takahisa Jitsuno; Jianda Shao; Wolfgang Rudolph, Editor(s)

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