Accession Number:

AD0649246

Title:

THERMAL TESTING OF EXPANDABLE SOLAR COLLECTORS

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The solar collector test program was initiated to determine the structural response of expandable and unfurlable solar collectors to a simulated space thermal environment. The heating of the collectors was by T-3 infrared heat lamps, and cooling was obtained by liquid nitrogen boil-off. The collector structures in both instances performed as expected and no unusual deflections were measured.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE