Development of a Compact Power Generation Turbine and Cooling System
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MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
AbstractMilitary aircraft currently utilize an externally bladed ram air turbine to provide electrical power for military stores (pods). This current system has several disadvantages, first, an externally blade turbine located at the cone of the pod increases the aerodynamic drag of the aircraft. Second, with the turbine located at the leading edge of the pod, the forward end of the advanced technology tactical jamming pod can not be utilized for jamming equipment. Mainstream Engineering has developed an innovative method to locate a turbine internally in the military stores. This system is capable of generating the required power for equipment such as the advanced technology tactical jamming pod for the EA-18G advanced airborne electronic attack aircraft. In addition to electrical generation ability, a novel approach for providing active cooling for electronic equipment aboard the pod has been developed. The proposed system has significant advantages over ram air turbines currently used by DoD.
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