COOLER: a louvered, passive radiator for Cubesats
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de Faoite, Daithi
Louvers are thermal control elements placed over external radiators to tune heat rejection from typically a factor 1 when fully closed to 5 when fully open. The most commonly used louver is a bimetallic, springactuated, rectangular blade louver also known as a venetian-blind louver.
European Space Mechanisms and Tribology Symposium, (online only), pp. 8