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Rain erosion resistance coating for ZnS domes
Author(s): Wasim Hasan
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Paper Abstract

Infrared coatings are required on both surfaces of infrared domes to increase transmission and enhance system performance. These domes are integral parts of either a Missile System or an electro-optical sensor attached to military vehicles. The convex surface ofthe dome is exposed to the harsh environment ofthe outside world, and therefore requires a coating which not only increases transmission but is able to withstand humidity, fluids, exhaust, sand and rain environments. This paper deals with the techniques that were developed to adapt a rain erosion resistant coating for ZnS Optical Flats Windows to curved surfaces. The fabrication process testing and results are described in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1326, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II, (1 October 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22495
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Wasim Hasan, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1326:
Window and Dome Technologies and Materials II
Paul Klocek, Editor(s)

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