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Next generation thermal control coatings
Author(s): James L. Grieser; Richard L. Swisher; James A. Phipps; Douglas R. Pelleymounter; Eugene N. Hildreth
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Paper Abstract

Spacecraft and space structures have an obvious need for thern*ial control coatings to inininiize tentperature excursions due to sun/shade cycles and to dissipate internally developed heat. Sheldahl Inc. ha produced a new thermal control coating utilizing TefloriA. F. 2400 (amorphous fluoropolymer) a product recently developed by the Dupont Co. With this new Teflon coating ce/c ratios of 0. 14 on aluminura are easily obtainable. Sheldahl''s coatings have been prepared on a range of substrates and tested for space conipatibility. Testing done to date includes temperature cycling salt fog exposure vacuum bakes vacuum outgassing abrasion testing and sortie synergistic effects. 2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1991
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1330, Optical Surfaces Resistant to Severe Environments, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47525
Show Author Affiliations
James L. Grieser, Sheldahl, Inc. (United States)
Richard L. Swisher, Sheldahl, Inc. (United States)
James A. Phipps, Sheldahl, Inc. (United States)
Douglas R. Pelleymounter, Sheldahl, Inc. (United States)
Eugene N. Hildreth, Sheldahl, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1330:
Optical Surfaces Resistant to Severe Environments
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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