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REMOS - Recession Monitoring System: Experiment Concept and Results of the Flight on REXUS 9

Blank, Christian and Böhrk, Hannah and Düring, Marcel and Latzko, Serina and Sauter, Uwe and Schweikle, Salome and Wuseni, Robert (2011) REMOS - Recession Monitoring System: Experiment Concept and Results of the Flight on REXUS 9. 20th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research, 22-26 Mai 2011, Hyeres, France.

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Abstract

REMOS stands for REcession MOnitoring System and is a student experiment launched on the REXUS 9 rocket in February 2011 from Kiruna. The goal of the REMOS project is to develop a system enabling in-situ measurements of the thickness of ablative heatshields of reentry vehicles by means of monitoring the material’s electric properties. The system is tested during atmospheric reentry of the REXUS rocket in order to prove its applicability to future ablative thermal protection systems based on conductive materials. REMOS electronics are sensing resistance, capacitance and temperature in the probe sections. When probe material is ablated due to high thermal loads, the electrical properties of the probe sections change, thus providing temporal and spatial information on material thickness. Video data of three cameras is used for validation of the sensor data being stored and transmitted directly to the ground station. The data gathered by the service system’s inertial measurement unit and GPS-receiver was evaluated to compute the inflow vector. In the present paper, the architecture and implementation of the REMOS flight experiment will be presented. The results from preflight tests, the launch campaign and post-flight analysis will be compared.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper, Poster)
Title:REMOS - Recession Monitoring System: Experiment Concept and Results of the Flight on REXUS 9
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Blank, ChristianUniv. Stuttgart
Böhrk, HannahDLR-BK
Düring, MarcelUniv. Stuttgart
Latzko, SerinaUniv. Stuttgart
Sauter, UweUniv. Stuttgart
Schweikle, SalomeUniv. Stuttgart
Wuseni, RobertUniv. Stuttgart
Date:May 2011
Status:Published
Keywords:REMOS, DLR, REXUS, REXUS 9, TPS.
Event Title:20th ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research
Event Location:Hyeres, France
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:22-26 Mai 2011
Organizer:European Space Agency (ESA)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Technology
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R SY - Technik für Raumfahrtsysteme
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Projekt REXUS (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:IT-Management (IK-M)
Institute of Structures and Design > Space Structural Components
Deposited By: Hannah Böhrk
Deposited On:19 Oct 2011 15:51
Last Modified:19 Oct 2011 15:51

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