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Using microporous polytetrafluoroethylene thin sheets as a flexible solar diffuser to minimize sunlight glint to cameras in space
Author(s): Michael K. Choi
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Paper Abstract

An innovative design of using microporous PTFE thin sheets as a solar diffuser for MLI blankets or mechanical structure has been developed. It minimizes sunlight or stray-light glint to cameras when it is incident on these components in space. A microporous black PTFE thin sheet solar diffuser has been qualified for flight at NASA GSFC and installed to the TAGSAM arm MLI, OCAMS PolyCam sunshade MLI and SamCam motor riser MLI in the NASA OSIRIS-REx mission to meet the SamCam camera BRDF requirement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 September 2016
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 9981, Planetary Defense and Space Environment Applications, 99810E (19 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240269
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Michael K. Choi, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9981:
Planetary Defense and Space Environment Applications
Gary B. Hughes, Editor(s)

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