Emissivity characterization of carbon silicon carbide composite for TPS thorough plasma wind tunnel test: Experimental validation

Plinio Coluzzi, Francesco Panerai, Andrea Delfini, Marta Albano, Carlo Vassalli, Fausto Agostinelli, Samantha Ianelli, Roberto Viotto, Olivier Chazot, Mario Marchetti

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Abstract

The properties of a Thermal Protection System (TPS) have crucial impact on the success of a reentry mission and the proper design of a space vehicle. TPS are mainly cooled by radiation, which prevents the temperature of the surface material to exceed its melting point. This capability of radiative cooling is strongly dependent on the chemical and on the optical properties of coating. This work reports the result of in-situ measurements of catalytic and oxidative behaviour conducted on TPS material of Dipartimento di Ingegneria Astronautica Elettrica ed Energetica of Sapienza Universita di Roma in the framework of ASA Phase B2 program and cover a large range of typical hypersonic reentry conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012
Pages6937-6944
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012 - Naples, Italy
Duration: Oct 1 2012Oct 5 2012

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Volume9
ISSN (Print)0074-1795

Conference

Conference63rd International Astronautical Congress 2012, IAC 2012
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period10/1/1210/5/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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