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Experimental verification of innovative debris detector

Bauer, Waldemar and Oliver, Romberg and Robin, Putzar (2014) Experimental verification of innovative debris detector. International Astronautical Congress, 29.Okt.-03Sep. 2014, Toronto, Canada.

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Abstract

To analyse the quantity of space debris and micrometeoroids in space, an innovative in-situ impact detection method has been developed at DLR (German Aerospace Center) in Bremen, Germany. The method Solar generator based Impact Detector “SOLID” uses solar panels for impact detection. Since solar panels provide large detection areas, this method allows the collection of large amount of data, to be used also for model validation. A verification of the detection method was performed by Hypervelocity Impact (HVI) tests at Fraunhofer EMI, Freiburg, Germany. The HVI tests were conducted using projectiles with a diameter between 500 µm and 2 mm. The impact velocity of those objects ranged from 3.9 km/s to 6.2 km/s. The objective of this investigation was to test the applicability of the developed method concerning in-situ detection of space debris and micrometeoroids. The achieved test results are in agreement with ESA developed damage equations. The ability of the detection method SOLID for impact detection of space debris and micrometeoroids was clearly demonstrated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/93470/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Experimental verification of innovative debris detector
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Bauer, WaldemarDLRUNSPECIFIED
Oliver, RombergDLRUNSPECIFIED
Robin, PutzarFraunhofer EMIUNSPECIFIED
Date:October 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:in-situ Impact detection, SOLID, solar panels
Event Title:International Astronautical Congress
Event Location:Toronto, Canada
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29.Okt.-03Sep. 2014
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 - Aufbau und Aktualisierung eines DLR-Katalogs für Raumfahrtrückstande (Space Debris)
Location: Bremen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Space Systems
Deposited By: Bauer, Waldemar
Deposited On:11 Dec 2014 11:43
Last Modified:29 Sep 2016 10:52

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