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Emissivity modulating electrochromic device
Author(s): Hulya Demiryont; Kenneth C. Shannon; Judd Sheets
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Paper Abstract

The IR-ECDTM (Infra-Red ElectroChromic Device) variable emitance device (VED) is an all-solid-state monolithic vacuum deposited thin film system with a unique metamaterial IR transparent-electrode system which functions as an electrically controlled dimmable mirror in the IR region. The maximum reflectance corresponding to the bleached condition of the system is around 90% (low-e condition, e=0.1). The minimum reflectance reaches nearly zero in the colored condition of the system (high emittance, e=1). The average emissivity modulation of the IRECDTM is 0.7 in the 8-12 micron region, and at 9.7 micron (room temperature) it reaches a value of 0.9. Half and full emissivity modulations occur within 2 and10 minutes respectively. Because of its light weight (5g/m2), low voltage requirement (+/- 1 Volts), extremely good emissivity control properties (from 0 to 0.9 at 300K) and highly repeatable deposition process, the IR-ECDTM technology is very attractive for satellite thermal control applications. The IR-ECDTM has been under evaluation in a real space environment since March 8, 2007. This paper presents recent achievements of the IR-ECDTM including space test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2009
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7331, Space Exploration Technologies II, 73310I (8 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.818649
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Hulya Demiryont, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth C. Shannon, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)
Judd Sheets, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7331:
Space Exploration Technologies II
Wolfgang Fink, Editor(s)

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