PSP Bibliography


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Emissivity of Boron Nitride and Metals for the Solar Probe Plus Mission

For application to the Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA), the behavior and the thermo-optical performance at very high temperatures (range 1100\textendash2200\ K) of candidate passive thermal control materials was assessed. On one hand, a pyrolytic boron nitride coating (130 μm\ 130 μm thick) was proved to be stable at high temperatures up to 2200\ K in vacuum, as well as proved, via total and spectral emissivity measurements at high temperatures, to be able to effectively turn an initially ...

Brodu, E.; Balat-Pichelin, M.;

Published by: Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets      Published on: 11/2016

YEAR: 2016     DOI: 10.2514/1.A33453

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus


Efficiency and behavior of textured high emissivity metallic coatings at high temperature

Three metallic coatings with textured surfaces, made of rhenium, tungsten and molybdenum, were studied in the frame of the Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA) as candidate materials. The role of these coatings is to dissipate a maximum of energy from a hot instrument facing the Sun, by the mean of their high total hemispherical emissivity. The total hemispherical emissivity of the three coatings was measured in the temperature range 1100-1900 K, as well as over time in order to study their high temperature stability. Various emi ...

Brodu, E.; Balat-Pichelin, M.; Sans, J.; Freeman, M.; Kasper, J.;

Published by: MATERIALS \& DESIGN      Published on: oct

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2015.05.073

Parker Data Used

Evolution of the emissivity of tungsten at high temperature with and without proton bombardment

The Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA) will be the first mission to enter the solar corona. The spacecraft will orbit the Sun at 8.5 solar radii from the Sun s surface at closest approach. Some metallic parts of the two on-board instruments, SWEAP (a Faraday cup) and FIELDS (antennas), will directly face the Sun, while the rest of the payload will be protected by a heat shield. For application to these instruments, a candidate refractory material, tungsten, was studied, confronting conditions similar to the ones expected close ...

Brodu, E.; Balat-Pichelin, M.; Sans, J.; Kasper, J.;

Published by: ACTA MATERIALIA      Published on: feb

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.10.050

Parker Data Used

Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation: Design of the Solar Wind and Coronal Plasma Instrument Suite for Solar Probe Plus

The Solar Wind Electrons Alphas and Protons (SWEAP) Investigation on Solar Probe Plus is a four sensor instrument suite that provides complete measurements of the electrons and ionized helium and hydrogen that constitute the bulk of solar wind and coronal plasma. SWEAP consists of the Solar Probe Cup (SPC) and the Solar Probe Analyzers (SPAN). SPC is a Faraday Cup that looks directly at the Sun and measures ion and electron fluxes and flow angles as a function of energy. SPAN consists of an ion and electron electrostatic ...

Kasper, Justin; Abiad, Robert; Austin, Gerry; Balat-Pichelin, Marianne; Bale, Stuart; Belcher, John; Berg, Peter; Bergner, Henry; Berthomier, Matthieu; Bookbinder, Jay; Brodu, Etienne; Caldwell, David; Case, Anthony; Chandran, Benjamin; Cheimets, Peter; Cirtain, Jonathan; Cranmer, Steven; Curtis, David; Daigneau, Peter; Dalton, Greg; Dasgupta, Brahmananda; DeTomaso, David; Diaz-Aguado, Millan; Djordjevic, Blagoje; Donaskowski, Bill; Effinger, Michael; Florinski, Vladimir; Fox, Nichola; Freeman, Mark; Gallagher, Dennis; Gary, Peter; Gauron, Tom; Gates, Richard; Goldstein, Melvin; Golub, Leon; Gordon, Dorothy; Gurnee, Reid; Guth, Giora; Halekas, Jasper; Hatch, Ken; Heerikuisen, Jacob; Ho, George; Hu, Qiang; Johnson, Greg; Jordan, Steven; Korreck, Kelly; Larson, Davin; Lazarus, Alan; Li, Gang; Livi, Roberto; Ludlam, Michael; Maksimovic, Milan; McFadden, James; Marchant, William; Maruca, Bennet; McComas, David; Messina, Luciana; Mercer, Tony; Park, Sang; Peddie, Andrew; Pogorelov, Nikolai; Reinhart, Matthew; Richardson, John; Robinson, Miles; Rosen, Irene; Skoug, Ruth; Slagle, Amanda; Steinberg, John; Stevens, Michael; Szabo, Adam; Taylor, Ellen; Tiu, Chris; Turin, Paul; Velli, Marco; Webb, Gary; Whittlesey, Phyllis; Wright, Ken; Wu, S.; Zank, Gary;

Published by: Space Science Reviews      Published on: 10/2015

YEAR: 2015     DOI: 10.1007/s11214-015-0206-3

Acceleration; Corona; Heating; Parker Data Used; Solar Probe Plus; Solar wind plasma; SWEAP


Experimental study of pyrolytic boron nitride at high temperature with and without proton and VUV irradiations

In the frame of future exploration missions such as Solar Probe Plus (NASA) and PHOIBOS (ESA), research was carried out to study pyrolytic BN material envisaged as coating for their heat shields. The physico-chemical behavior of CVD pBN at very high temperature with or without hydrogen ions and VUV (Vacuum Ultra-Violet) irradiations was studied in high vacuum together with the in situ measurement of the thermal radiative properties conditioning the thermal equilibrium of the heat shield. Experimental results obtained on m ...

Balat-Pichelin, M.; Eck, J.; Heurtault, S.; enat, H.;

Published by: Applied Surface Science      Published on: 09/2014

YEAR: 2014     DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2014.07.007

Boron nitride; Heat treatment; Mechanical properties; Optical properties; parker solar probe; Proton irradiation; Solar Probe Plus


Technology development for the Solar Probe Plus Faraday Cup

The upcoming Solar Probe Plus (SPP) mission requires novel approaches for in-situ plasma instrument design. SPP s Solar Probe Cup (SPC) instrument will, as part of the Solar Wind Electrons, Alphas, and Protons (SWEAP) instrument suite, operate over an enormous range of temperatures, yet must still accurately measure currents below 1 pico-amp, and with modest power requirements. This paper discusses some of the key technology development aspects of the SPC, a Faraday Cup and one of the few instruments on SPP that is directly ...

Freeman, Mark; Kasper, Justin; Case, Anthony; Daigneau, Peter; Gauron, Thomas; Bookbinder, Jay; Brodu, Etienne; Balat-Pichelin, Marianne; Wright, Kenneth;

Published by:       Published on:

YEAR: 2013     DOI: 10.1117/12.2024983

Parker Data Used


Thermal radiative properties of carbon materials under high temperature and vacuum ultra-violet (VUV) radiation for the heat shield of the Solar Probe Plus mission

The Solar Probe Plus (SP+) mission will approach the Sun as close as 9.5 solar radii in order to understand the origin of the solar corona heating and the acceleration of the solar wind. Submitted to such extreme environmental conditions, a thermal protection system is considered to protect the payload of the SP+ spacecraft. Carbon-based materials are good candidate to fulfill this role and critical point remains the equilibrium temperature reached at perihelion by the heat shield. In this paper, experimental results obta ...

Balat-Pichelin, M.; Eck, J.; Sans, J.L.;

Published by: Applied Surface Science      Published on: 01/2012

YEAR: 2012     DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.10.142

Carbon material; High temperature; Ion etching; Parker Data Used; Solar Probe Plus; Thermal radiative properties; VUV radiation


Concentrated Solar Energy to Study High Temperature Materials for Space and Energy

In this paper, the concentrated solar energy is used as a source of high temperatures to study the physical and chemical behaviors and intrinsic properties of refractory materials. The atmospheres surrounding the materials have to be simulated in experimental reactors to characterize the materials in real environments. Several application fields are concerned such as the aerospace and the energy fields: examples of results will be given for the heat shield of the Solar Probe Plus mission (NASA) for the SiC/SiC material that ...

Charpentier, Ludovic; Dawi, Kamel; Eck, Julien; Pierrat, Baptiste; Sans, Jean-Louis; Balat-Pichelin, Marianne;


YEAR: 2011     DOI: 10.1115/1.4004241

Parker Data Used

Experimental study of carbon materials behavior under high temperature and VUV radiation: Application to Solar Probe+ heat shield

The aim of the Solar Probe Plus (SP+) mission is to understand how the solar corona is heated and how the solar wind is accelerated. To achieve these goals, in situ measurements are necessary and the spacecraft has to approach the Sun as close as 9.5 solar radii. This trajectory induces extreme environmental conditions such as high temperatures and intense Vacuum Ultraviolet radiation (VUV). To protect the measurement and communication instruments, a heat shield constituted of a carbon material is placed on the top of the ...

Eck, J.; Sans, J.-L.; Balat-Pichelin, M.;

Published by: Applied Surface Science      Published on: 02/2011

YEAR: 2011     DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2010.10.139

Parker Data Used; parker solar probe; Solar Probe Plus