THERMAL RADIATION PROPERTIES OF SOME POLYMER BALLOON FABRICS
LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA
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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.
- Lighter-than-air Aircraft
- Laminates and Composite Materials