A Survey and Comparison of Several Space Shuttle External Tank (ET) Ice/Frost Detection and Evaluation Systems
ARMY RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING COMMAND WARREN MI VISUAL PERCEPTION LAB
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This working paper and progress report has been prepared as part of a National Aeronautics Space Agency NASA-Kennedy Space Center KSC, FloridaU.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development Engineering Center TARDEC Warren, Michigan Space Act Agreement SAA signed on 21 January 2004. This mutually-beneficial collaborative research investigation is being accomplished under the terms of a Statement of Work SOW entitled IceFrost Detection and Evaluation jointly signed in March 2004 by Ronald Phelps of NASA-KSCs Shuttle Processing Business Office, and Dr. Thomas Meitzler of TARDECs Visual Perception Lab VPL. Planning and implementation has involved collaboration between U.S. Army investigators and NASA-KSCs IceDebris Team. Acronyms and abbreviations used in this report are included in Appendix A.