Accession Number : ADA115618

Title :   Electrostatic Technology for Control of Dust and Hydrocarbon Vapors in High Power Laser Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON

Personal Author(s) : Hoenig,Stuart A

PDF Url : ADA115618

Report Date : Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The application of electrostatic techniques has been investigated as a repulsion system to keep dust off mirrors that might be used in high-power laser systems. A demonstration unit for a 30 cm mirror was built and shipped to Kirtland Air Force Base as part of the program. Other efforts investigated the development of technology that might be used to keep dust and contaminants off large mirrors in an orbiting space platform. If there is dust deposition it may be practical to clean the reflecting surfaces with a dry wipe-off system without damaging delicate coatings or metal films. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lasers, *High power, *Electrostatics, *Dust, Power supplies, Control, Deposition, Mirrors, Hydrocarbons, Vapors, Metal films, Space stations, Reflection

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE