Variable emissivity through MEMS technology

@article{GarrisonDarrin2000VariableET,
  title={Variable emissivity through MEMS technology},
  author={Ann Garrison Darrin and Robert Osiander and John L. Champion and Theodore D. Swanson and Donya Douglas and Lisa M. Grob},
  journal={ITHERM 2000. The Seventh Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (Cat. No.00CH37069)},
  year={2000},
  volume={1},
  pages={264-270}
}
  • A. Garrison Darrin, R. Osiander, +3 authors L. Grob
  • Published 23 May 2000
  • Computer Science
  • ITHERM 2000. The Seventh Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (Cat. No.00CH37069)
This paper discusses a new technology for variable emissivity (vari-e) radiator surfaces, which has significant advantages over traditional radiators and promises an alternative design technique for future spacecraft thermal control systems. All spacecraft rely on radiative surfaces to dissipate waste heat. These radiators have special coatings, typically with a low solar absorptivity and a high infrared-red emissivity, that are intended to optimize performance under the expected heat load and… Expand

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