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. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 23 (1). pp. 377-389. ISSN 0734-743X. (doi:10.1016/S0734-743X(99)00088-3) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/S0734-743X(99)00088-3
Additional information: Issue: 1 Pages: 377-389 Part: Part 1
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: I.T. Ekpo
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2009 07:40 UTC
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 14:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16842 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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