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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Contamination Monitoring Instrumentation
Author(s): Carl R aag
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Paper Abstract

Contamination from. plumes of solid rocket motors has been suspect over the years for the anomalous temperature behavior of many spacecraft systems and subsystems. The presence of contamination only can t determined positively when the vehicle is manned, returned to Earth, or by incontrovertible instrument response. An instrument package has been designed and fabricated to monitor any condensible contamination that occurs during the ignition and burn of a TE-M-7i64-15 apogee kick motor. The results of this experiment will be particularly moaningful to those concerned with. modeling the flow fields and subsequent contamlnation effects of solid rocket motors on critical spacecraft surfaces or on the optics of scientific experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 1980
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0216, Optics in Adverse Environments II, (5 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958450
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Carl R aag, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0216:
Optics in Adverse Environments II
Mark A. Kahan, Editor(s)

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