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14 October 2015 The ESA RADGLASS activity: a radiation study of non rad-hard glasses
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Only a small set of radiation hardened optical glasses are currently offered in the market, thus drastically limiting the optical design choices available to the engineers at the early phases of an instrument development. Furthermore, availability of those glasses cannot be easily guaranteed for the long term horizon of future space instrument developments. Radiation tests on conventional glasses on the other hand have shown significant sensitivity to high radiation levels but such levels are not necessarily representative of typical low Earth (LEO) orbits. We have conducted irradiation campaigns on several different types of conventional, non-radiation hard glasses, selected from the wider pool of the Schott “new” arsenic and lead free series (N-*) and characterized their spectral transmission properties before and after ionizing dose deposition. We report our first findings here.
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Ilias Manolis, Jean-Loup Bézy, Alessandra Costantino, Ramon Vink, Atul Deep, Munadi Ahmad, Emmanuel Amorim, Micael D. Miranda, and Roland Meynart "The ESA RADGLASS activity: a radiation study of non rad-hard glasses", Proc. SPIE 9639, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites XIX, 96391N (14 October 2015);

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