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A Polytetrafluoroethylene Insulated Cable for High Temperature Oxygen Aerospace Applications,
MARTIN MARIETTA AEROSPACE NEW ORLEANS LA
For electrical cables to function and survive in the severe high temperature oxygen environment that will be experienced in the External Tanks of the Space Shuttle, extreme cleanliness and material purity is required. A flexible light weight cable has been developed for use in pure oxygen at worst case temperatures of -190 to 260 degrees Centigrade and pressures as high as 44 pounds per square inch absolute. A comprehensive series of tests were performed on cables manufactured to the best commercial practices in order to establish the basic guidelines for control of build configuration as well as each material used in construction of the cable.
This article is from 'Proceedings of the International Wire and Cable Symposium (32nd) Held at Cherry Hill, New Jersey on November 15, 16 and 17, 1983', AD-A136 749, p183-192.