Accession Number : ADA288784

Title :   Applications of Solid Lubricant Films in Spacecraft.

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Hilton, Michael R. ; Fleischauer, Paul D.

PDF Url : ADA288784

Report Date : 01 SEP 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The use of solid (dry) lubricants, particularly solid lubricant thin films, in space Systems, including satellites and launch vehicles, is reviewed. Various types of satellites and their generic mechanical requirements are outlined. Mechanisms that use solid lubricant films are described. The types of solid lubricant films available, including burnished, bonded, and sputter-deposited, are reviewed and their properties assessed relative to application requirements. Future opportunities for insertion of solid lubricants as replacements for liquid or grease lubricants are identified.

Descriptors :   *SOLID LUBRICANTS, REQUIREMENTS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SPACE SYSTEMS, THIN FILMS, FILMS, GREASES, LUBRICANTS, LAUNCH VEHICLES, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES.

Subject Categories : Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE