The SCF : a Unique and Unprecedented OGSE

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Our key to experimental innovation is the concurrent measurement and modeling of the optical Far Field Diffraction Pattern (FFDP) and the temperature distribution of the SLR payloads under space conditions accurately simulated in the laboratory, produced with a close-match SS. The SCF is a set of specialized instruments, which allow us to recreate a realistic space environment around the tested CCRs and the concurrent monitoring of temperature variations of the tested payloads and of optical performance, in terms of FFDP and Wavefront Interferogram. This new industry-standard space test is called SCF-Test, a backgroun intellectual property of INFN.
The SCF is very versatile for its large number of measurement ports (side and back), very long horizontal translations and capabilities for LLR and laser altimetry CCR payloads.