Design and Optical Performance Evaluation of Smart Radiation Device with Multi-layer Coating 2008-01-2152
The Smart Radiation Device (SRD) is a new thermal control material that decreases the temperature variation by changing the emissivity without using electrical instruments or mechanical parts. The emissivity of the SRD changes physically depending on its temperatures. Bonded only to the external surface of the spacecrafts, the SRD controls the temperature. The drawback of the SRD is the high solar absorptance. The multi-layer film for SRD was designed in order to decrease the solar absorptance from 0.81 to less than 0.2 by putting multi-layer film on it and the optical performance of the Smart Radiation Device with Multi-layer film (SRDM) was evaluated.