Space Exposure of Infrared Filters and Materials on the NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF)

G J Hawkins, R Hunneman, J S Seeley

University of Reading, ISBN 07049 04098 (1991)


Infrared optical-multilayer filters and materials were exposed to the space environment of low Earth for a period of nearly six years on the NASA Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF) mission. This report describes the effects of that environment on the physical and optical properties of filters and materials used in an experiment designed by the University of reading Infrared multilayer Laboratory. Results of the experiment comprise IR processed spectra both before (1983), and after (1990) exposure, in conjunction with unexposed control samples.

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