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Rip-Stop Reinforced Thin Film Sun Shield Structure, Phase I

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Rip-Stop Reinforced Thin Film Sun Shield Structure, Phase I
During a proposed Phase I and Phase II program, PSI will advance the TRL from 3 to 6 for the ripstop reinforcement of thin film membranes used for large deployable multi-layer structures in support of sunshades for passive thermal control and planet finding external occulters. The nanofiber based ripstop reinforcement will enhance membrane tear resistance providing protection against membrane damage during deployment or after micro-meteorite impact. More »

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