6 December 1993 Studies on thermal-control paints for use as diffuse targets in the calibration of flight sensors
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In recent years data have been collected on conductive thermal-control paints, such as PCBZ and NS43G, in order to evaluate their stability to the space environment. In addition to being considered for spacecraft thermal control, the paints have been considered as an alternate material for use within on- orbit calibration systems. This will provide both an absolute calibration, by knowing the magnitude of the reflected light, and flat-field pixel-to-pixel comparisons within an instrument. Data are summarized here, as collected by the Cassini, Multi-angel Imaging SpectroRadiometer, and the Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer projects. Properties evaluated include absorptance, reflectance factor, electrical conductivity, thermal cycling, resistance, and environmental exposure stability.
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Carol J. Bruegge, Richard A. Rainen, Donald F. Lewis, Cheng Hsieh, Shelley B. Petroy, Beatrice Chommeloux, Jean-Loup Bezy, "Studies on thermal-control paints for use as diffuse targets in the calibration of flight sensors", Proc. SPIE 2018, Passive Materials for Optical Elements II, (6 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165220; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165220


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