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