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Thermal sensitivity analysis of spacecraft battery

Suresha, S and Gupta, SC and Katti, RA (1997) Thermal sensitivity analysis of spacecraft battery. In: Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 34 (3). pp. 384-390.

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Abstract

Transient thermal sensitivity is studied for systems that are subjected to conductive heat transfer within themselves and radiative heat transfer with the surrounding environment, including solar heat radiation, The battery in the Indian national communication satellite is one such system for which the studies are conducted with respect to panel conduction, conductance of insulating blanket, power dissipation within the battery, and absorptance and emittance of various elements, Comparison of sensitivities revealed that battery temperature is sensitive to its power dissipation during the beginning of life of the spacecraft, whereas toward the end of life of the spacecraft mission, the effect of absorptance of optical solar reflector is dominating, The influence of optical property values of the multilayer insulation blanket is almost negligible. Among the parameters studied in this analysis, the battery temperature is found to be mast sensitive to emittance of the optical solar reflector.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 06:18
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 06:18
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/38543

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