CONTROLLABLE EMITTANCE COATING

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5061
Amount: $49,917.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Science Labs Inc
11404 Sorrento Valley Rd, Suite 112, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 James R. Clinton
Title: Investigator
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP A NOVEL THERMAL CONTROL COATING WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE EMITTANCE TO BE CONTROLLED BY APPLYING A DC VOLTAGE. THE FOUR-LAYER COATING IS INTENDED FOR INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL METALLIC SPACECRAFT SURFACES. THE COATING WOULD CONSUME NO POWER AND WOULD BE DURABLE IN SPACE. THE ACTIVE LAYER IN THE COATING IS A SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL NORMALLY TRANSPARENT IN THE INFRARED. HIGH INFRARED REFLECTIVITY IS ACHIEVED BY INCREASES IN FREE CARRIER DENSITY AT THE SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER'S SURFACE. THIS SURFACE IS SEPARATED FROM THE METAL SUBSTRATE BY AN INSULATOR, ACROSS WHICH THE APPLIED VOLTAGE APPEARS.

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