28 August 2014 Determination of emissivities of key thermo-optical surfaces on the James Webb Space Telescope
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The James Webb Telescope (JWST) is a large cryo-optical system. Many critical thermal control or optical surfaces are exposed to ground and flight environments and are expected to be contaminated to some level. In order to calculate key system performance parameters, such as stray light and radiative thermal transfer, the emissivity must be known in terms of contamination level and temperature. This paper will introduce the methods of determining these emissivities, and the discussion will cover the types of particulate and molecular contamination expected on JWST. The results of the calculations will be introduced and discussed.
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Jonathan W. Arenberg, Jonathan W. Arenberg, Joshua Adamson, Joshua Adamson, George Harpole, George Harpole, Matthew Macias, Matthew Macias, Malcolm B. Niedner, Malcolm B. Niedner, Charles W. Bowers, Charles W. Bowers, Kimberly I. Mehalick, Kimberly I. Mehalick, Paul Lightsey, Paul Lightsey, } "Determination of emissivities of key thermo-optical surfaces on the James Webb Space Telescope", Proc. SPIE 9143, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 91433Q (28 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2055514; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2055514
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