27 March 1984 Thermovision Used For Nondestructive Testing Of Solar Panels
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A spacecraft's deployment hardware on the solar array must not be subjected to temperatures above those it will experience in orbit prior to deployment. Also, the solar array must not be exposed to higher temperatures than those experienced in space. As a consequence, a nondestructive, noninterference method of monitoring the temperature of the solar panel during solar illumination testing is desirable. It was found that the AGA Thermovision system is a viable means of achieving this type of testing, and a thermocouple/ Thermovision comparison was performed on a typical panel.
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Janise A Baldo, Janise A Baldo, } "Thermovision Used For Nondestructive Testing Of Solar Panels", Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939161; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939161

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