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A Space Experiment to Measure the Atomic Oxygen Erosion of Polymers and Demonstrate a Technique to Identify Sources of Silicone Contamination
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published August 02, 1999 by SAE International in United States
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A low Earth orbital space experiment entitled, “Polymers Erosion And Contamination Experiment”, (PEACE) has been designed as a Get-Away Special (GAS Can) experiment to be accommodated as a Shuttle in-bay environmental exposure experiment. The first objective is to measure the atomic oxygen erosion yields of approximately 40 different polymeric materials by mass loss and erosion measurements using atomic force microscopy. The second objective is to evaluate the capability of identifying sources of silicone contamination through the use of a pin-hole contamination camera which utilizes environmental atomic oxygen to produce a contaminant source image on an optical substrate.
- Bruce A. Banks - NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
- Kim K. de Groh - NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
- Elyse Baney-Barton - NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
- Edward A. Sechkar - Dynacs Engineering Company, Inc
- Patricia K. Hunt - Hathaway Brown School
- Alan Willoughby - Hathaway Brown School
- Meagan Bemer - Hathaway Brown School
- Stephanie Hope - Hathaway Brown School
- Julie Koo - Hathaway Brown School
- Carolyn Kaminski - Hathaway Brown School
- Erica Youngstrom - Hathaway Brown School
CitationBanks, B., de Groh, K., Baney-Barton, E., Sechkar, E. et al., "A Space Experiment to Measure the Atomic Oxygen Erosion of Polymers and Demonstrate a Technique to Identify Sources of Silicone Contamination," SAE Technical Paper 1999-01-2695, 1999, https://doi.org/10.4271/1999-01-2695.
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