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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Spacecraft Materials Properties for Spacecraft Charging

Location

Space Vehicles Directorate, RV/Space and Planetary Sciences

RO# Location
13.40.01.B7497 Kirtland Air Force Base, NM 871175776

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Ferguson, Dale C dale.ferguson.1@us.af.mil 505.846.1566

Description

This opportunity consists of measuring, analyzing, and evaluating spacecraft materials properties that have a direct bearing on spacecraft charging (i.e., bulk and surface resistivities, dielectric constants, secondary electron emission, and photoemission). Measurements of materials properties and/or charging of materials under electron beam irradiation will be made using laboratory facilities at the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Special attention will be paid to changes of materials properties and spacecraft charging with temperature, contamination, radiation dose, and/or vacuum aging.

 

Keywords:
Spacecraft charging; Materials properties; Space environment;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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