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Contamination removal by CO2 jet spray
Author(s): Ronald V. Peterson; Charles W. Bowers
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Paper Abstract

Studies on the effectiveness of the jet flush in removing particle fallout and Arizona-standard fine dust on polished optical substrates have been carried out at ambient pressure and vacuum. These studies have shown that the CO2 jet flush is a viable method for removing contaminants from optical surfaces with no damage to the surface. The studies also show that the jet flush has potential for use as an on-orbit cleaning device for space optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1329, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22599
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Ronald V. Peterson, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)
Charles W. Bowers, Hughes Aircraft Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1329:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control II
A. Peter M. Glassford, Editor(s)

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