Techniques to obtain orbital debris encounter speeds in the laboratory

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Understanding high-pressure material behavior is crucial to address the physical processes in hypervelocity impact events related to space sciences such as orbital-debris impact on a debris shield. At very high impact velocities, material properties will be dominated by phase changes, such as melting or vaporization, which cannot be achieved at lower impact velocities. Development of well-controlled, repeatable hypervelocity launch capabilities is the first step necessary to improve understanding of material behavior at extreme pressures and temperatures not currently available using conventional two-stage light-gas guns. In this paper, techniques used to extend the launch capabilities of a two-stage light gas gun ... continued below

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Chhabildas, L.C. June 1, 1996.

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Understanding high-pressure material behavior is crucial to address the physical processes in hypervelocity impact events related to space sciences such as orbital-debris impact on a debris shield. At very high impact velocities, material properties will be dominated by phase changes, such as melting or vaporization, which cannot be achieved at lower impact velocities. Development of well-controlled, repeatable hypervelocity launch capabilities is the first step necessary to improve understanding of material behavior at extreme pressures and temperatures not currently available using conventional two-stage light-gas guns. In this paper, techniques used to extend the launch capabilities of a two-stage light gas gun to 16 km/s are described. It is anticipated that this technology will be useful in testing, evaluating, and design of various debris shields proposed for many different spacecrafts.

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  • Space `96: 5. international conference and exposition on engineering, construction, and operations in space and 2. specialty conference on Robotics for challenging environments (RCE-II), Albuquerque, NM (United States), 1-6 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96011816
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1388C
  • Report No.: CONF-9606105--11
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 242666
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670101

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Chhabildas, L.C. Techniques to obtain orbital debris encounter speeds in the laboratory, article, June 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670101/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.