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New stray light test facility and initial results
Author(s): John Fleming; Frank Grochocki; Tim Finch; Stew Willis; Paul Kaptchen
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Paper Abstract

BATC has developed a new stray light test facility (SLTF) and performed initial tests demonstrating its capabilities. The facility interior is nearly all black and is a Class 5 cleanroom. Coupled with a double cylindrical chamber that reflects the specular light away from the instrument under test, the stray light control in the facility is excellent. The facility was designed to be able to test a wide variety of instruments at a range of source angles from in-field to large off-axis angles. Test results have demonstrated PST performance below 1E-9.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7069, Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control 2008, 70690O (2 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.798920
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John Fleming, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Frank Grochocki, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Tim Finch, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Stew Willis, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Paul Kaptchen, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7069:
Optical System Contamination: Effects, Measurements, and Control 2008
Sharon A. Straka, Editor(s)

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