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Satellite Material Contaminant Optical Properties
Author(s): B. E. Wood; W. T Bertrand; B. L. Seiber; E. L. Kiech; P. M. Falco; J. D. Holt
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force Wright Research and Development Center and the Arnold Engineering Development Center are continuing a program for measuring optical effects of satellite material outgassing products on cryo-optic surfaces. This paper presents infrared (4000 to 700 cm-1) transmittance data for contaminant films condensed on a 77 K geranium window. From the transmittance data, the contaminant film refractive and absorptive indices (n, k) were derived using an analytical thin-film interference model with a nonlinear least-squares algorithm. To date 19 materials have been studied with the optical contants determined for 13 of those. The materials include adhesives, paints, composites, films, and lubricants. This program is continuing and properties for other materials will be available in the future.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1990
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1165, Scatter from Optical Components, (2 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962867
Show Author Affiliations
B. E. Wood, Calspan Corporation Corporation/AEDC Operations (United States)
W. T Bertrand, Calspan Corporation Corporation/AEDC Operations (United States)
B. L. Seiber, Calspan Corporation Corporation/AEDC Operations (United States)
E. L. Kiech, Calspan Corporation Corporation/AEDC Operations (United States)
P. M. Falco, Air Force Wright Research and Development Center (United States)
J. D. Holt, Arnold Engineering Development Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1165:
Scatter from Optical Components
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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