Properties of Smoke from Overheated Spacecraft Materials in Low-Gravity
Urban DL, et al. (2009). "Properties of Smoke from Overheated Spacecraft Materials in Low-Gravity." 47th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Smoke particle size measurements were obtained under low-gravity conditions by overheating several materials typical of those found in spacecraft. The measurements included integral measurements of the smoke particles and physical sample of the particles for Transmission Electron Microscope analysis. The integral moments were combined to obtain geometric mean particle sizes and geometric standard deviations. These results are presented with the details of the instrument calibrations. The experimental results show that, for the materials tested, a substantial portion of the smoke particles are below 500 nm in diameter.