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Emissivity modulating electro-chromic device
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Paper Abstract

The Eclipse infrared electro-chromic device (IR-ECD) is an all-solid-state monolithic vacuum deposited thin film system functioning 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 emmittance, e=1). It is a variable emittance electro-chromic device (VE-ECD). The average emissivity modulation of the Eclipse VE-ECD 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 and 10 minutes, respectively. Because of its low mass (5 g/m2), low voltage requirement (±1 V), extremely good emissivity control properties (from 0 to 0.9 at 300 K), and highly repeatable deposition process, the VE-ECD technology is very attractive for satellite thermal control applications. The Eclipse VE-ECD has been under evaluation in a real space environment since March 8, 2007. This paper presents recent developments on Eclipse's VE-ECD including space test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6939, Thermosense XXX, 69390N (17 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778249
Show Author Affiliations
Hulya Demiryont, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)
Kenneth Shannon III, Eclipse Energy Systems, Inc. (United States)
Andrew Williams, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6939:
Thermosense XXX
Vladimir P. Vavilov; Douglas D. Burleigh, Editor(s)

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