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Heating of polymer-based filters in sub-mm space optics
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Paper Abstract

The heating of polymer-based filters for experiment working in mm and FIR bands will be described in this paper. This effect was assessed by doing a comparison between a computer model and data available in literature. Firstly, a theoretical study of the physical quantities relevant to the filters materials such as Polypropylene and Polytetrafluoroethylene was performed. These were then used to create a multi-physics computer model that takes into account thermal and radiative heating of large optical elements such as filters and lenses, the geometry of which was suggested by the large format array instruments designed for future post-Planck CMB space missions. Overall, it was found that all the filters reached a different equilibrium temperature depending on the model considered, with time constant values between 1000 and 1300 s. The maximum deviation from the initial condition was measured between 0.09 K and 1.3 K in the worst cases and the amplitude and phase caused by the period of the heat source were also measured.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 August 2014
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91434K (2 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055842
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Nicola Baccichet, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Giorgio Savini, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9143:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr.; Mark Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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