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LEO atomic oxygen measurements: experiment design and preliminary results

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Recently two University of Southampton flight experiments intended to measure the LEO atomic oxygen (AO) flux or fluence have been launched. The first forms part of the Southampton Transient Oxygen and Radiation Monitor (STORM) instrument package that is included as part of the European Materials Exposure and Degradation Experiment on EuTEF (MEDET) module now residing on the external pay load facility of the Columbus laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS). The atomic oxygen detectors on STORM comprise screen-printed thick films of a carbon-polymer resistive ink and also thin sputtered films of zinc oxide. The second is a relatively simple experiment package comprising thick-film carbon-polymer sensors similar to those on STORM; this experiment is currently being flown on the Canadian CanX-2 nano-satellite mission. The design and mode of operation of both types of AO sensor will be described and the current status of both of these experiments will be reviewed.

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Roberts, G.T., Chambers, A.R. and White, C.B. (2009) LEO atomic oxygen measurements: experiment design and preliminary results In, Kleiman, Jacob I. (eds.) Protection of Materials and Structures from Space Environment. Springer pp. 419-425. (AIP Conference Proceedings - Materials Physics and Applications, 1087). (doi:10.1063/1.3076855).

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Published date: 1 March 2009
Organisations: Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics

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Local EPrints ID: 155253
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/155253
ISBN: 9780735406193
PURE UUID: fd326ae0-a9cc-4a0b-ac67-34167916fd88

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Date deposited: 01 Jun 2010 09:09
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:45

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