White Thermal Control Painted Samples in Vacuum Chamber
Many AZ Spacecraft and Satellite Paints / Coatings have Years of Space-testing on MISSE
   
  Capabilities
  Materials and Coatings
Instruments
Measurement Services
Engineering Services
Spaceflight Systems
Information Technology
AZ-93 on NASA logo and Navigational Targets for International Space Station Assembly
View full size
| Home | Products & Services | Company | News | Contact Us |
 

You are in Home | Materials and Coatings | Products | AZ-93 | AZ-93 Research

Three Recent NASA Studies Involving AZ-93 White Thermal Control, Electrically Conductive Paint/Coating

1) Thermal Cycling of AZ-93 on Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Polyimide Composites

AZ-93 thermal control and conductive white paint has been independently tested by NASA on carbon-carbon composites and the carbon-polyimide composite as compared to other thermal control coatings. AZ-93 vastly outperformed two competitors in terms of maintained optical properties and adhesion after vacuum thermal cycling.

Jaworske, D.A. (2006) "Thermal Cycling of Thermal Control Paints on Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Polyimide Composites," NASA Technical Report Doc. ID 20060005140.

2) Electron Beam Exposure of AZ-93 on Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Polyimide Composites

AZ-93 thermal control and conductive white paint has been independently tested by NASA on carbon-carbon composites and the carbon-polyimide composite as compared to other thermal control coatings:

"The optical properties and adhesion test results both suggest that the AZ-93 with epoxy interface offers the best thermal control paint tested here, for both carbon-carbon composites and the carbon-polyimide composite."

Jaworske, D.A. (2006) "Electron Beam Exposure of Thermal Control Paints on
Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Polyimide Composites," NASA Technical Report Doc. ID 20060019252.

3) Optical Properties of AZ-93 After Weathering, Simulated Ascent Heating, and Simulated Space Radiation Exposure

AZ-93 thermal control and conductive white paint has been independently tested by NASA after weathering, simulated launch heating anf space radiation exposure as compared to other thermal control coatings:

"The silicate paints survived on weathering well, with minor deterioration in optical properties, with the AZ-93 product line surviving best under the aggregate of conditions."

Jaworske, D.A., Tuan, G.C., Westheimer, D.T., Peters, W.C.and Kauder, L.R. (2008) "Optical Properties of Thermal Control Coatings After Weathering, Simulated Ascent Heating, and Simulated Space Radiation Exposure," NASA Technical Report Doc.ID 2008025482.

*One can obtain these papers and other NASA Technical reports using the NASA Technical Reports Server.

 

Corporate :: Products & Services :: Careers :: Contact :: Home
Materials & Coatings :: Instruments :: Measurement Services :: Engineering Ser. :: Spaceflight Syst. :: Information Technology
Copyright 2004, AZ Technology Corporation. All Rights Reserved.