The infrared (IR) testing of the Olympus thermal model has provided a capability to perform cost effective thermal balance testing of satellites and satellite components. A high-accuracy monitored background radiometer was developed for the measurement of absorbed radiation heat flux encountered during IR thermal vacuum testing of spacecraft. The design, development, and calibration of this radiometer is described.
Testing for a Permanent Presence in Space
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- Design Analysis;
- Infrared Detectors;
- Radiant Flux Density;
- Artificial Satellites;
- Instrumentation and Photography