Accession Number : ADA625039


Title :   DebriSat Laboratory Analyses


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA


Personal Author(s) : Adams, Paul M ; Lingley, Zachary ; Presser, Nathan ; Radhakrishnan, Gouri


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a625039.pdf


Report Date : 05 Jan 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : The DebriSat test was conducted to better understand the distribution of fragments generated from a hypervelocity impact with a modern satellite. The last such test (SOCIT) was conducted 20 years ago and satellite construction has changed considerably since then. DebriSat was a NASA program with support/collaboration from the Air Force Space and Missile Center, University of Florida and Aerospace. Tests were conducted at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex Range G Two-Stage Light Gas Gun Facility. The 50 kg target was a constructed by the University of Florida from materials representative of a modern LEO satellite. The Aerospace Concept Design Center advised on the selection of materials for various subsystems.


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , *FRAGMENTS , *HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT , *IMPACT , AEROSPACE SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE , AIR SPACE , CONSTRUCTION , DISTRIBUTION , FACILITIES , LABORATORY TESTS , LIGHT GAS GUNS , MATERIALS , TEST AND EVALUATION


Subject Categories : Ballistics
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE