PSP Bibliography


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Extreme temperature thermal vacuum testing of the solar probe plus radiator

The Solar Probe Plus (SPP) spacecraft is equipped with four thermal radiators as part of the solar array cooling system. This cooling system rejects the heat absorbed by two high heat flux solar arrays. Each thermal radiator is comprised of nine aluminum radiation fins that are bonded with epoxy to titanium tubes. These tubes are connected together via inlet and outlet manifolds to create each radiator assembly. The solar arrays are cooled by micro-channel-etched titanium plates through which the working fluid, water, is for ...

Drabenstadt, Christian; Ercol, Carl;

Published by: 28th Space Simulation Conference - Extreme Environments: Pushing the Boundaries      Published on:

YEAR: 2014     DOI:

Coolants; Cooling; Cooling systems; DC motors; Fins (heat exchange); Heat flux; Heat radiation; Liquefied gases; Probes; Solar cell arrays; Thermoanalysis; Thermoelectric equipment; Vacuum technology; Waste heat; Parker Engineering


Thermal design for high-temperature high-irradiance testing of space solar panel components

Emcore has been performing High Intensity High Temperature (HIHT) tests on covered, interconnected cell (CIC) assemblies. End-of-life performance of spacecraft solar panels depends to a great extent on changes in the optical properties of the CICs coverglass adhesive during the mission. An important change in silicone coverglass adhesives is observed as degradation of short wavelength transmission, often called darkening or yellowing . This is understood to be driven by exposure to high intensity UV and by exposure to el ...

Blumenfeld, Philip; Boca, Andreea; Sharps, Paul; Russell, Dennis; Ogawa, Hiroyuki; Toyota, Hiroyuki;

Published by: Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference      Published on:

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

Adhesives; Heat radiation; Optical properties; Predictive analytics; Silicones; Solar energy; Temperature control; Test facilities; Parker Engineering

Development and test of an active pixel sensor detector for heliospheric imager on solar orbiter and solar probe plus

The Naval Research Laboratory is developing next generation CMOS imaging arrays for the Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus missions. The device development is nearly complete with flight device delivery scheduled for summer of 2013. The 4Kx4K mosaic array with 10micron pixels is well suited to the panoramic imaging required for the Solar Orbiter mission. The devices are robust (<100krad) and exhibit minimal performance degradation with respect to radiation. The device design and performance are described. © 2013 SPIE.

Korendyke, Clarence; Vourlidas, Angelos; Plunkett, Simon; Howard, Russell; Wang, Dennis; Marshall, Cheryl; Waczynski, Augustyn; Janesick, James; Elliot, Thomas; Tuna, Samuel; Tower, John; Grygon, Mark; Keller, David; Clifford, Gregory;

Published by: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering      Published on:

YEAR: 2013     DOI:

CMOS integrated circuits; Heat radiation; Probes; Research laboratories; Parker Engineering