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Thermal Qualification Facilities

The David Florida Laboratory’s (DFL) Thermal Qualification Facilities (TQF) comprises thermal vacuum chambers, thermal chambers and conditioners, specialty chambers, and various TQF-related support facilities. In addition, custom data processing applications are developed in-house to support these chambers and support facilities.

Thermal vacuum chambers

TV1 chamber (1 x 1 m)

TV2 chamber (1 x 1 m)

TV3 chamber (2.5 x 2.5 m)

TV4 chamber (1 x 2.5 m)

TV5 chamber (7 x 10 m)

Thermal chambers and conditioners

TP1 chamber (2.5 x 2.5 m)

TP2 chamber (3.7 x 3.7 m)

Thermal conditioners

RADARSAT during thermal vacuum testing. (Credit: Communications Research Center Canada)

Specialty chambers

TA1 chamber (1 x 1 m)

TH1 chamber (1 x 1 m)

TQF-related support facilities

Area specifications

Large area pulse solar simulator

Surface property measurements

Contamination monitoring

Testing support facilities

Power supplies

Custom data processing applications

DFL developed custom data processing applications give the technologist or computer operator access to their test or process information in a familiar visual and operational format and provide research and engineering personnel with detailed historical analysis and useful file management functions.

Thermal vacuum chambers – Combined Data Acquisition and Control System (CDACS)

All other chambers – Other Data Acquisition and Control System (ODACS)

360° video of the Thermal Qualification Facilities

360° video of the Thermal Qualification Facilities

360° video of the Thermal Qualification Facilities

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