Accession Number : ADA310151

Title :   Coating Selection Program.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Costello, Frederick A. ; Harper, Thomas P. ; Aston, Barbara

PDF Url : ADA310151

Report Date : APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : A rational and direct method has been developed for selecting the optical coating pattern for the external surface of a spacecraft, such that the spacecraft temperatures are as close as possible to the midpoint of their preselected ranges. The temperature control is maintained passively by radiation and conduction, using no active control devices. The complete range in mission environments is considered in the optimization procedure. The selection technique has been programmed for use on the GE 600 Series, IBM 7094, or any other computer that uses the standard IBM Fortran IV system.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *OPTICAL COATINGS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, EARTH ORBITS, TIME DEPENDENCE, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), SURFACE FINISHING, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, FORTRAN, TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS, THERMAL ANALYSIS, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CONVERGENCE, PROTECTIVE COATINGS, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, SUBROUTINES, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, HEAT FLUX, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ITERATIONS, CONDUCTION(HEAT TRANSFER), NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING.

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE