Optical solar sail degradation modelling

Bernd Dachwald, Giovanni Mengali, Alessandro A. Quarta, Malcolm Macdonald, Colin R. McInnes

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Abstract

We propose a simple parametric OSSD model that describes the variation of the sail film's optical coefficients with time, depending on the sail film's environmental history, i.e., the radiation dose. The primary intention of our model is not to describe the exact behavior of specific film-coating combinations in the real space environment, but to provide a more general parametric framework for describing the general optical degradation behavior of solar sails.

Conference

Conference1st International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS 2007)
CityHerrsching, Germany
Period27/06/0729/06/07

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solar sails
aerospace environments
histories
coatings
dosage
radiation
coefficients

Keywords

  • solar sails
  • spacecraft
  • space
  • aerodynamics
  • modelling

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Dachwald, B., Mengali, G., Quarta, A. A., Macdonald, M., & McInnes, C. R. (2007). Optical solar sail degradation modelling. Paper presented at 1st International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS 2007), Herrsching, Germany, .
Dachwald, Bernd ; Mengali, Giovanni ; Quarta, Alessandro A. ; Macdonald, Malcolm ; McInnes, Colin R. / Optical solar sail degradation modelling. Paper presented at 1st International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS 2007), Herrsching, Germany, .
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Optical solar sail degradation modelling. / Dachwald, Bernd; Mengali, Giovanni; Quarta, Alessandro A.; Macdonald, Malcolm; McInnes, Colin R.

2007. Paper presented at 1st International Symposium on Solar Sailing (ISSS 2007), Herrsching, Germany, .

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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