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Aluminum

  1. -Lightweight
  2. -Cost Effective

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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