Low Density Insulations for Thermal Control in Planetary Environments at Moderate Gas Pressures 961427
Multi-layer insulations consisting of stacks of reflecting foils reveal extremely low thermal conductances under vacuum conditions. Therefore, to improve the thermal performance of a pure foam and to reduce the area related mass, experimental and analytical investigations have been extended to a combined advanced multi-layer/foam insulation concept which consists of a stack of reflecting screens separated by thin foam layers. The predicted thermal performance of this improved insulation concept is compared with test results.
Citation: Fischer, W., Ebeling, W., Eckert, K., Caps, R. et al., "Low Density Insulations for Thermal Control in Planetary Environments at Moderate Gas Pressures," SAE Technical Paper 961427, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/961427. Download Citation
W.P.P. Fischer, W.-D. Ebeling, K. Eckert, R. Caps, K. Keller
International Conference On Environmental Systems