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Studies on thermal-control paints for use as diffuse targets in the calibration of flight sensors
Author(s): Carol J. Bruegge; Richard A. Rainen; Donald F. Lewis; Cheng Hsieh; Shelley B. Petroy; Beatrice Chommeloux; Jean-Loup Bezy
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Paper Abstract

In recent years data have been collected on conductive thermal-control paints, such as PCBZ and NS43G, in order to evaluate their stability to the space environment. In addition to being considered for spacecraft thermal control, the paints have been considered as an alternate material for use within on- orbit calibration systems. This will provide both an absolute calibration, by knowing the magnitude of the reflected light, and flat-field pixel-to-pixel comparisons within an instrument. Data are summarized here, as collected by the Cassini, Multi-angel Imaging SpectroRadiometer, and the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer projects. Properties evaluated include absorptance, reflectance factor, electrical conductivity, thermal cycling, resistance, and environmental exposure stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2018, Passive Materials for Optical Elements II, (6 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165220
Show Author Affiliations
Carol J. Bruegge, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Rainen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Donald F. Lewis, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Cheng Hsieh, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Shelley B. Petroy, Labsphere, Inc. (United States)
Beatrice Chommeloux, Aerospatiale (France)
Jean-Loup Bezy, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2018:
Passive Materials for Optical Elements II
Gary W. Wilkerson, Editor(s)

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