Adaptable Holders for Arc-Jet Screening Candidate Thermal Protection System Repair Materials
- Created: Sunday, 01 August 2010
Reusable holders have been devised for evaluating high-temperature, plasma-resistant re-entry materials, especially fabrics. Typical material samples tested support thermal-protection-system damage repair requiring evaluation prior to re-entry into terrestrial atmosphere. These tests allow evaluation of each material to withstand the most severe predicted re-entry conditions.
This work was done by Joe Riccio of Johnson Space Center and Jim D. Milhoan of Lockheed Martin Corp. For more information, download the Technical Support Package (free white paper) at www.techbriefs.com/tsp under the Mechanics/Machinery category. MSC-24109-1