Accession Number : ADA201211


Title :   Transient Pulse Monitor


Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1, 30 Sep 1986-30 Sep 1987


Corporate Author : SRI INTERNATIONAL MENLO PARK CA ELECTROMAGNETIC SCIENCES LAB


Personal Author(s) : Thayer, Jeffrey S. ; Nanevicz, Joseph E. ; Dana, David R.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA201211


Report Date : 20 MAY 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 69


Abstract : Designers of spacecraft and space systems must take into consideration the effects of the space environment to evolve designs capable of functioning satisfactorily in this environment. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to understand both the environment and the system's interactions with it. Sounding rockets and scientific satellites have been used to obtain information regarding the environment, and laboratory experiments and simulations have increased our understanding of the relevant interactions. This experimental work has been complemented by the development of analytical models that guide design evolution. Feedback from operational systems has been used to refine our understanding of the environment and its interactions with the systems and to verify the appropriateness and adequacy of design procedures. Periodically, events occur that require a special program of investigation. Such a program is the Interaction Measurements Payload for Shuttle (IMPS), which is responding to the confluence of two recent developments: current plans for large space structures, and recently available data regarding the polar orbital environment. Large space structures incorporating substantial areas of dielectric material and new generation solar cells are currently being planned.


Descriptors :   *TRANSIENTS , *SOUNDING ROCKETS , *SOLAR CELLS , *DIELECTRICS , *MATERIALS , *INTERACTIONS , *MONITORING , *SPACECRAFT , *SCIENTIFIC SATELLITES , SPACE SYSTEMS , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , PLANNING , PAYLOAD , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , MEASUREMENT , POLAR REGIONS , ORBITS , PULSES , LABORATORY TESTS


Subject Categories : TEST FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND METEORS
      UNMANNED SPACECRAFT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE