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Development Of Contamination Requirements For Spaceborne Optical Instrumentation
Author(s): Patricia A. Hansen; Carl R. Maag
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Paper Abstract

High performance satellites and critical surfaces aboard advanced long-life spacecraft require effective contamination control measures to maintain performance stability and to ensure data accuracy. Contamination is said to exist and be of concern if a spacecraft or launch vehicle produced material interferes with the intended performance of a surface or sensor. This paper will discuss the development of contamination requirements for space-borne optical instrumentation. In addition, a comparison of instrument contamination requirements to measured instrument degradation levels for mission activities will be presented. If maintained, these requirements ensure against undesirable instrument degradation due to the contamination environment created by fabrication, launch, mission activities, ambient atmosphere and the instruments themselves.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0777, Optical Systems Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967068
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia A. Hansen, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Carl R. Maag, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0777:
Optical Systems Contamination: Effects, Measurement, Control
A. Peter M. Glassford, Editor(s)

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