Dr. Jafolla will be participating as an instructor in the course “Infrared/Visible Signature Suppression” offered by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA), Sept. 11-14, 2012. Course lectures will examine threat characteristics to derive signature vulnerabilities, suppression strategies, and priorities. Explore signature-generation mechanisms and modeling techniques, as well as special types of challenges posed by […]
An artist’s concept of the NuSTAR observatory in orbit. NASA’s space-based telescope consists of two identical high-energy X-ray optical units, which focus the light (right); two shielded detectors, which record the images (left); and a 10-meter deployable mast that provides the requisite focal length for an X-ray telescope. Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. Launched June 13, 2012, […]
The article "Advanced Large Area Deposition Technology for Astronomical and Space Applications”, authored by Surface Optics Corporation's R & D Engineer Michael L. Fulton and Coatings Lab Manager Richard S. Dummer, describes SOC’s design of a unique 3.3 meter diameter chamber, equipped with an e-beam, resistance source, and Ion Assisted Deposition (IAD) system mounted on a movable stage.