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Implications of new stringent requirements for contamination control
Author(s): John R. Anderson; Ned Ferraro; Carlos Soares
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Paper Abstract

The field of contamination control has evolved to deal with increasingly sophisticated instruments developed in response to increasingly complex missions. Although there have been failures and degraded instrument performance due to contamination, contamination control methods have been largely successful to date. However, due to improvements in technology and the desire for more sensitive science measurements, spacecraft are no longer clean enough to meet more stringent contamination requirements. New contamination control engineering methods will require institutional investments. As a first step toward identifying appropriate areas for these investments, a “brainstorming” exercise is performed addressing some of the more important areas where improvements are needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2018
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 10748, Systems Contamination: Prediction, Control, and Performance 2018, 107480D (19 September 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2325982
Show Author Affiliations
John R. Anderson, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Ned Ferraro, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Carlos Soares, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10748:
Systems Contamination: Prediction, Control, and Performance 2018
Carlos E. Soares; Eve M. Wooldridge; Bruce A. Matheson, Editor(s)

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