Accession Number:

ADA169423

Title:

Flight Model Discharge System.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Nov 84-Dec 85,

Corporate Author:

HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Report Date:

1986-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

170.0

Abstract:

The viability of the Flight Model Discharge System FMDS concept has been demonstrated by the successful fabrication and testing of a breadboard system. The FMDS is a spacecraft charge-control system designed to overcome the problem of charge buildup on a space vehicle which occurs during periods of adverse space-environmental conditions. Operational characteristics of the entire system are presented, including the electrostatic analyzers, surface potential monitors, transient pulse monitor, plasma source, and microprocessor-based controller, including its software. Results of the breadbhoard demonstration testing and the preliminary flight hardware design are also included. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE