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Development of a computer-controlled instrumentation for a thermal vacuum chamber

Michael Hengst

Development of a computer-controlled instrumentation for a thermal vacuum chamber

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Vacuum technology

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesNPS-SP-95-003.
    Statementby Michael Hengst
    ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Space Systems Academic Group
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 196 p. :
    Number of Pages196
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25462884M

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