LDEF spacecraft, ground laboratory, and computational modeling implications on Space Station Freedom's solar array materials and surfaces durability

Bruce A. Banks, Sharon K. Rutledge, Kim K. de Groh, Bruce M. Auer, Michael J. Mirtich, Linda Gebauer, Carol M. Hill, Richard F. Lebed

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Abstract

The low earth orbital (LEO) durability of Space Station Freedom (SSF) solar array materials and surfaces is evaluated using results from the Long Duration Exposure Facility (LDEF), ground laboratory simulation tests, and Monte Carlo modeling. These results indicate that thin-film SiOx protective coatings are adequately durable to atomic oxygen, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, thermal cycling, and micrometeroid or debris impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages1434-1439
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879426365
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991 - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Oct 7 1991Oct 11 1991

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Volume2
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

OtherConference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period10/7/9110/11/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Banks, B. A., Rutledge, S. K., de Groh, K. K., Auer, B. M., Mirtich, M. J., Gebauer, L., Hill, C. M., & Lebed, R. F. (1992). LDEF spacecraft, ground laboratory, and computational modeling implications on Space Station Freedom's solar array materials and surfaces durability. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1434-1439). (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; Vol. 2). Publ by IEEE.