Accession Number:

ADA416955

Title:

Solar Thermal Vacuum Testing of an Integrated Membrane Concentrator System at the NASA GRC Tank 6

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SRS TECHNOLOGIES HUNTSVILLE AL

Report Date:

2002-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper reports the results of highly integrated thermal vacuum testing of key components of a membrane concentrator system that occurred during June 2001. The Dual Use Science and Technology DUST Electromagnetic Radiation Control Experiment EMRCE Team, including SRS Technologies, ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Boeing, Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA, is an industry and government partnership that is chartered to develop flight-qualified membrane structures. Specifically, DUST EMRCE aims to complete development of membrane concentrator technologies to achieve flight experiment readiness in anticipation of a near-term flight experiment opportunity. Potential flight experiments are radiofrequency communications. 10 figures, 6 refs.

Subject Categories:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE