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Spacecraft contamination database
Author(s): Mark M. Thornton; Cleveland C. Gilbert
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a computerized data base derived from 3053 selected data sources on the subject of spacecraft contamination. The Contamination Data Base was developed at Boeing Aerospace Electronics between June 1986 and November 1988 under contract to the Air Force Wright Aeronautical Laboratories. A detailed description of the Contamination Data Base itself or a detailed review of the literature is beyond the scope of this paper. Instead the paper focuses on a discussion of the data base and how it was assembled a broad characterization of the data available an assessment of areas where data are lacking or deficient and brief conclusions and recommendations. Since completion of the contracted effort many publications have been released which address some of the most severe deficiencies. The most important recommendation is that a follow-up data base effort is required. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1329, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control II, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22612
Show Author Affiliations
Mark M. Thornton, Boeing Aerospace and Electronics Co. (United States)
Cleveland C. Gilbert, Boeing Aerospace and Electronics 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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