Accession Number:

AD0654744

Title:

THERMAL RADIATION PROPERTIES OF SOME POLYMER BALLOON FABRICS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

As the absorption of solar and earth atmosphere thermal radiation is an important factor in the vertical motion of high altitude balloons, the thermal radiation properties of the thin films that compose balloon fabrics must be determined. This report presents the results of property measurements made with spectrophotometer, emissometer, and thermal radiation measuring equipment. The films considered were polyethylenes, mylar composites and other fabrics.

Subject Categories:

  • Lighter-than-air Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE