Accession Number:

ADA277054

Title:

Pre-Flight Testing of Thermoelectric Quartz Crystal Microbalances (TQCM) for Midcourse Space Experiment (MSX) Spacecraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Dec 1992-10 May 1993

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

Testing of six Midcourse Space Experiment MSX satellite thermoelectric quartz crystal microbalances TQCM was completed. These will be used to monitor contamination at various locations on the spacecraft. The tests included a 3-week drift test, power onoff tests temperature cycling of TQCM crystals, mounting base, and flight electronics box and deposition of carbon dioxide gas. The data obtained will be used for analyzing MSX satellite flight contamination data. Contamination, Quartz crystal microbalance, QCM.

Subject Categories:

  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE