Non-contact or remote monitoring of surfaces for both particle and molecular contaminants is required for verification of surface cleanliness on many program subsystems. The capability of a 35mm camera to satisfy this need is presented. The many limitations imposed by standard available lens systems are compared to actual required sensitivities. Methods of optimizing camera systems for specific applications and descriptions of support systems for extending the range of usefulness of the recorded data are also provided. Although this general concept is not new, significant improvements in the technique involving the use of polarized light and diffraction effects have resulted in a more efficient utilization of information recorded on the film.
Testing for a Permanent Presence in Space
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- Clean Rooms;
- Photographic Film;
- Polarized Light;
- Instrumentation and Photography