|The sunshine test is
conducted to determine the effect of solar radiation energy on equipment
in the Earth's atmosphere. For the purpose of this test, only the
terrestrial portion of the solar spectrum is considered. The limits and
energy levels provide the simulated effects of natural sunshine. The
sunshine tests are applicable to equipment which may be exposed to solar
radiation during service or unsheltered storage at the Earth's surface
or in the lower atmosphere. Outdoor
items susceptible to solar radiation such as paints, plastics, labels and
protective coatings can show the effects of overheating, cracking, fading,
blistering and warping.
|Conrad Inc. temperature chamber (48 inches wide by 52 inches deep by 48 inches high) specially modified to perform solar radiation tests per MIL-STD-810, Method 505.|
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