THIS PROJECT CONCERNS A NOVEL DEVICE THAT CAN ATTAIN HIGH HEAT TRANSFER RATES WHILE OPERATING AS A COLD PLATE OR AS A HOT PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER IN A TWO PHASE THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SPACE STATION OR SPACE PLATFORM.

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 643
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Mjr Inc.
10400 Eaton Place, Suite 300, Fairfax, VA, 22030
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 HAN HWANGBO
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT CONCERNS A NOVEL DEVICE THAT CAN ATTAIN HIGH HEAT TRANSFER RATES WHILE OPERATING AS A COLD PLATE OR AS A HOT PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER IN A TWO PHASE THERMAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A SPACE STATION OR SPACE PLATFORM. THE DEVICE UTILIZES CAPILLARY FORCES TO CONTROL THE POSITION AND FLOW OF THE LIQUID PHASE OF THE WORKING FLUID. THIS ALLOWS A HIGH EXIT QUALITY (APPROXIMATELY 100% VAPOR FLOW) TO BE MAINTAINED WHICH RESULTS IN REPRODUCIBLE AND STABLE FLOW CHARACTERISTICS IN THE TRANSPORT SECTIONS OF THE THERMAL BUS. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PHASE I RESEARCH PROGRAM ARE TO DEVELOP AN ANALYTICAL MODEL OF THE COLD PLATE/HOT PLATE; TO SPECIFY SOME OF THE KEY DESIGN PARAMETERS OF THE DEVICE; AND TO STUDY CONTROL TECHNIQUES WHEN THE DEVICE IS INCORPORATED INTO A PUMPED TWO PHASE THERMAL BUS. ALSO THE STUDY ANALYZES THE PERFORMANCE OF A CAPILLARY DRAINED CONDENSER WHEN USED AS THE INTERFACE BETWEEN THE TWO PHASE LOOP AND A SPACE RADIATOR.

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