THIS PROJECT IS CONCERNED WITH AN ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF INTRINSIC SURFACES AS MAINTENANCE-FREE RADIATING SURFACES FOR LONG-LIVED SPACECRAFT.

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1753
Amount: $49,994.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DONALD M. ERNST
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT IS CONCERNED WITH AN ENGINEERING ASSESSMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF INTRINSIC SURFACES AS MAINTENANCE-FREE RADIATING SURFACES FOR LONG-LIVED SPACECRAFT. AN INTRINSIC SURFACE IS ONE WHOSE RADIATING CHARACTERISTICS DERIVE FROM ITS GEOMETRY RATHER THAN FROM THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF THE SURFACE MATERIALS THEMSELVES. AN INTRINSIC SURFACE, BY ITS NATURE, IS VIRTUALLY UNAFFECTED BY FACTORS THAT CHANGE ITS SURFACE EMISSIVITY, SUCH AS EVAPORATION AND DEPOSITS.

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