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Degradation of Beta-Cloth Covering for a Battery Orbital Replacement Unit in Low Earth OrbitSamples from the B-cloth cover for a battery orbit replaceable unit from the International Space Station were characterized using optical and electron microscopy, UV-vis-NIR spectrophotometry, and x-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy. Results showed that in areas where the fabric was exposed to solar radiation the absorptance increased by as much as 20 percent, and the peak difference was in the ultraviolet, indicating that the increased absorptance may have been due to radiation. The emissivity of the material over a temperature range of 300 - 700 K was essentially unchanged.
Document ID
20170003925
Document Type
Presentation
Authors
Gaier, James R. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Baldwin, Sammantha (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Folz, Angela D. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Waters, Deborah L. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Loos, Alyssa (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
April 27, 2017
Publication Date
September 14, 2016
Subject Category
Physics (General)
Report/Patent Number
GRC-E-DAA-TN33884
Meeting Information
AIAA Space 2016(Long Beach, CA)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 811073.01.04.01.05
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Solar Physics

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