Duocel® Foam Micrometeorites Shield
Why would you use Duocel® foam micrometeorite shields?
Extensive testing through NASA has determined the usefulness of sandwiched Duocel® aluminum foam panels for the protection of vital equipment against micrometeorite strikes in space. Thin layers of solid aluminum are brazed to the Duocel® aluminum foam to form a shield capable of absorbing and dissipating energy associated with high velocity strikes.
Who uses Duocel® foam micrometeorite shields?
The most recent utilization of this technology is evident on the AMS-02 satellite to protect vital components of the transition radiation detector (TRD).
Micro-Meteoroid/Orbital Debris Presentation:
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