Guide to Mitigating Spacecraft Charging EffectseBook - 2012
"Guide to Spacecraft Charging Effects is a single reference source containing both theory of spacecraft charging and suggested practical detailed spacecraft design requirements and procedures to minimize the effects of spacecraft charging and to limit the effects of the resulting electrostatic discharge.This book contains virtually the whole body of spacecraft charging knowledge as of today, moving from first principles for the beginner to intermediate and more advanced concepts.? Many equations are present to provide a good theoretical background,?as well as numerous charts, graphs, figures, tables, and photos to summarize and illustrate the theoretical background in a practical presentation. Numerous appendices expand on the main text, a well thought-out index gives quick access to important concepts, and an extensive list of references provides further avenues of research for those wishing to extend their knowledge.Much of the environmental data and material response information has been adapted from published and unpublished scientific literature for use in this document.? It is the book form of the recently issued NASA Technical Handbook NASA-HDBK-4002A, March 3, 2011 (by the same authors).? In particular, this book can be used as the textbook form of that Handbook and its earlier sources, NASA Technical Paper 2361, 1984, and NASA Technical Handbook NASA-HDBK-4002, 1999 (both co-authored by the current authors).Since the original writing of the 2361 and 4002, there have been many developments in the understanding of spacecraft charging issues and mitigation solutions, as well as advanced technologies needing new mitigation solutions.? Solar cell technology, especially higher voltage arrays have been found to need new design approaches; these are described in detail in this new book.? Information about the space plasma environment has been studied more thoroughly; that information is in this new book.? New analytic computer codes have been developed to help analyze spacecraft charging; they are described and listed in this new book.? Spacecraft anomalies and failures have emphasized certain designs that are now known to be of greater importance than others; that knowledge is incorporated in this new book"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 
Copyright Date: ©2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 178 pages) : illustrations (some color).