Accession Number : AD0818987
Title : DEPLOYMENT AND RIGIDIZATION TEST OF A LARGE INFLATABLE SOLAR COLLECTOR.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Quigley, Richard E., Jr
Report Date : APR 1967
Pagination or Media Count : 26
Abstract : This test report presents the results of a high-vacuum deployment and rigidization test of a 10-foot-diameter inflatable solar collector. This solar collector was tested in the recently completed Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory's 29-foot-diameter space simulation chamber. A description of this chamber is included. The results of this test indicate that this collector represented state of the art in inflatable solar collector technology. All test objectives including deployment, inflation, and rigidization were successfully accomplished. (Author)
Descriptors : *INFLATABLE STRUCTURES), (*SOLAR COLLECTORS, DEPLOYMENT, VACUUM APPARATUS, STABILITY, AUXILIARY POWER PLANTS, SPACEBORNE.
Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE