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The Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Calibration Facility
Author(s): Barry Y. Welsh; Patrick Jelinsky; Roger F. Malina
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Paper Abstract

We describe the vacuum calibration facilities located at the Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, which are designed for the calibration and testing of extreme and far ultraviolet space-borne instrumentation in the spectral range 44 to 2500 A. The facility includes one large cylindrical vacuum chamber (3 m x 5 m) containing two EUV collimators, and it is equipped with a 4-axis manipulator of angular control resolution of 1 arcsec for payloads weighing up to 500 kg. In addition, two smaller cylindrical chambers, each 0.9 m x 1.2 m, are available for vacuum and thermal testing of UV detectors, filters, and space electronics hardware. All three chambers open into Class 10,000 clean rooms, and all calibrations are referred to NBS secondary standards. Users of the facility to date include the EUVE, FAUST, and UVX Shuttle payload projects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0982, X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (21 December 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.948729
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Y. Welsh, University of California (United States)
Patrick Jelinsky, University of California (United States)
Roger F. Malina, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0982:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Leon Golub, Editor(s)

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