Theoretical analysis of infrared radiation shields of spacecraft

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Abstract

  • For a system of N diffuse, gray body radiation shields which view only adjacent surfaces and space, the net radiation method for enclosures has been used to formulate a system of linear, nonhomogeneous equations in terms of the temperatures to the fourth power of each surface in the coupled system of enclosures. The coefficients of the unknown temperatures in the system of equations are expressed in terms of configuration factors between adjacent surfaces and the emissivities. As an application, a system of four conical radiation shields for a spin stabilized STARPROBE spacecraft has been designed and analyzed with respect to variations of the cone half angles, the intershield spacings, and emissivities. © American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., 1984, All rights reserved.
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  • Shealy DL
  • Start Page

  • 293
  • End Page

  • 300
  • Volume

  • 21
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  • 3