Thermal control of SUNRISE, a balloon-borne solar telescope

Perez Grande, María Isabel and Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro and Bezdenejnykh, N.A. and Farrahi, Assal and Barthol, P. and Meller, R. (2011). Thermal control of SUNRISE, a balloon-borne solar telescope. "Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering", v. 225 (n. 9); pp. 1037-1049. ISSN 0954-4100. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954410011401711.

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Title: Thermal control of SUNRISE, a balloon-borne solar telescope
Author/s:
  • Perez Grande, María Isabel
  • Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro
  • Bezdenejnykh, N.A.
  • Farrahi, Assal
  • Barthol, P.
  • Meller, R.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Date: 2011
Volume: 225
Subjects:
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Vehículos Aeroespaciales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

SUNRISE is a balloon-borne solar telescope flown with a long-duration balloon by NASA's Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility team from Esrange (Swedish Space Corporation), on 8 June 2009. SUNRISE has been a challenging mission from the thermal point of view because of its size and power dissipation. Thus, a dedicated thermal analysis has been carried out to find a solution that allows all the devices to be kept within their appropriate temperature ranges, without exceeding the allowable temperature gradients, critical for optical devices. In this article, the thermal design of SUNRISE is described. A geometrical mathematical model and a thermal mathematical model of the whole system have been set up for the different load cases in order to obtain the temperature distribution and gradients in the system. Some trade-offs have been necessary to fulfil all the thermal requirements. The thermal hardware used to achieve it is described. Finally, the temperatures obtained with the models have been compared with flight data.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainESP2006-1303-C06-05UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainAYA2009-14105-C06-02UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 39517
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/39517/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:39517
DOI: 10.1177/0954410011401711
Official URL: http://pig.sagepub.com/content/225/9/1037.abstract
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 07 Mar 2016 08:17
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 08:47
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