20 January 1978 Coatings In Space Environment
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
The behavior in space environment of evaporated Al uncoated and coated with reactively deposited silicon oxide (SiOx), electron beam evaporated SiO2 and A1203 and Al and Ag coated with double layers of Al203 + SiOx is compared metallized metallized Teflon and Kapton, anodized Al (Alzak), and white paints. Flight data from three calorimetric experiments and one reflectometer flown in different orbital environments are compared with laboratory test data. The results demonstrate that evaporated thin films are extremely versatile and stable coatings for space applications. Through the use of control samples studied in different laboratory tests and monitored for up to 12,000 hours of solar exposure in different orbits, a classification of orbital severity and an estimate of laboratory simulation accuracy is obtained.
© (1978) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Jack J. Triolo, Jack J. Triolo, James B. Heaney, James B. Heaney, Georg Hass, Georg Hass, } "Coatings In Space Environment", Proc. SPIE 0121, Optics in Adverse Environments I, (20 January 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.955758; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.955758
PROCEEDINGS
21 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Space radiation environment and testing
Proceedings of SPIE (January 15 1996)
Durability Of Silvered Polymer Mirrors
Proceedings of SPIE (November 12 1987)
Reflectivity of the AL N coating results of mechanical...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 22 2002)

Back to Top