1 January 1991 Next generation thermal control coatings
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Spacecraft and space structures have an obvious need for thern*ial control coatings to inininiize tentperature excursions due to sun/shade cycles and to dissipate internally developed heat. Sheldahl Inc. ha produced a new thermal control coating utilizing TefloriA. F. 2400 (amorphous fluoropolymer) a product recently developed by the Dupont Co. With this new Teflon coating ce/c ratios of 0. 14 on aluminura are easily obtainable. Sheldahl''s coatings have been prepared on a range of substrates and tested for space conipatibility. Testing done to date includes temperature cycling salt fog exposure vacuum bakes vacuum outgassing abrasion testing and sortie synergistic effects. 2.
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James L. Grieser, James L. Grieser, Richard L. Swisher, Richard L. Swisher, James A. Phipps, James A. Phipps, Douglas R. Pelleymounter, Douglas R. Pelleymounter, Eugene N. Hildreth, Eugene N. Hildreth, } "Next generation thermal control coatings", Proc. SPIE 1330, Optical Surfaces Resistant to Severe Environments, (1 January 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47525; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47525

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