Characterisation of rear incident hypervelocity impact phenomena on Hubble Space Telescope solar arrays

Herbert, M.K. (1999) Characterisation of rear incident hypervelocity impact phenomena on Hubble Space Telescope solar arrays. In: th Symposium on Hypervelocity Impact (HVIS 98). Elsevier, Oxford, England pp. 377-389. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0734-743X(99)00088-3

Abstract

Impact damage on glass faced HST solar cells generated by rear-incident impactors represent over one-third of the total damage on the retrieved solar array. Analysis of such space and laboratory generated morphologies has revealed a means of discriminating between front and rear incident impact sites and enabled characterization through either impactor energy or a simplified indentation fracture model. Morphology is seen to evolve with impactor energy and incidence. Onset of rear incident penetration occurs at one-third of the particle size necessary for front incident. Calibration of rear incident particle flux-size is possible using this approach.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Additional information: Issue: 1 Pages: 377-389 Part: Part 1
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2009 07:40
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2014 10:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16842 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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