Accession Number:

ADA510332

Title:

Calibrated Orbiting Object Project (COOP) Code Tip Heater Installation and Characterization

Descriptive Note:

Technical note, 1 Jun-7 Aug 2009

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM SPACE VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-08-07

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

In this experiment, heaters were installed inside the Calibrated Orbiting Object Project COOP cone tip for the purpose of controlling the temperature of the cone tip on orbit. Heater performance characterization was accomplished for two different heater configurations and the differences in performance are discussed. Heater performance was characterized by measuring the temperature of the tip at various current set points and comparing these to those predicted by a one-dimensional conductive heat transfer model.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE