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Spacecraft Fire Detection: Smoke Properties and Transport in Low-GravityResults from a recent smoke particle size measurement experiment conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) are presented along with the results from a model of the transport of smoke in the ISS. The experimental results show that, for the materials tested, a substantial portion of the smoke particles are below 500 nm in diameter. The smoke transport model demonstrated that mixing dominates the smoke transport and that consequently detection times are longer than in normal gravity.
Document ID
20080012612
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Urban, David L. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Ruff, Gary A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Brooker, John E. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Cleary, Thomas (National Inst. of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD, United States)
Yang, Jiann (National Inst. of Standards and Technology Gaithersburg, MD, United States)
Mulholland, George (Maryland Univ. College Park, MD, United States)
Yuan, Zeng-guang (National Center for Space Exploration Research on Fluids and Combustion Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2007
Subject Category
Space Transportation and Safety
Meeting Information
2008 AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting(Reno, NV)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 526282.01.03.02.02.21
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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