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Contamination control engineering design guidelines for the aerospace community
Author(s): Alan C. Tribble; Berge Boyadjian; John Davis; James Haffner; Ed McCullough
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Paper Abstract

Contamination control is of critical importance for the success of most aerospace programs. Thermal control surfaces, solar arrays, and optical devices may be adversely affected by even minuscule levels of molecular and/or particulate contamination. There is a wealth of data available on the subject of contamination and its effect on specific spacecraft systems. However, what is rarely discussed is how one: (1) quantifies the level of contamination that must be maintained in order for the system to function properly, and (2) enforces contamination control to ensure compliance with requirements. This paper summarizes recent efforts to addresses these specific issues which have culminated in the development of a handbook on contamination control that illustrates process and methodology while providing direction to more detailed references as needed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2864, Optical System Contamination V, and Stray Light and System Optimization, (11 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258298
Show Author Affiliations
Alan C. Tribble, Rockwell Corp. (United States)
Berge Boyadjian, Rockwell Corp. (United States)
John Davis, Rockwell Corp. (United States)
James Haffner, Rockwell Corp. (United States)
Ed McCullough, Rockwell Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2864:
Optical System Contamination V, and Stray Light and System Optimization
Robert P. Breault; A. Peter M. Glassford; Stephen M. Pompea; Robert P. Breault; Stephen M. Pompea, Editor(s)

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