Radiation impact on spaceborne optics: the dose coefficients approach

  title={Radiation impact on spaceborne optics: the dose coefficients approach},
  author={M. Fruit and A. Gusarov and D. Doyle and G. Ulbrich},
  booktitle={Remote Sensing},
During the past 30 years of development of Space optical instrumentation for such missions as METEOSAT, SPOT, HIPPARCOS and SILEX with ESA and CNES, Matra Marcon Space (MMS) has conducted extensive studies on the behavior of optical materials under irradiation such as quantifying transmission losses in optical glasses and measuring the dimensional stability of Zerodur as a substrate for mirror applications. Thanks to this background experience, MMS, in cooperation with SCK-CEN, is conducting a… Expand
Compaction effects of radiation on Zerodur