TITANIUM/WATER CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOP FOR MANNED ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,907.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5057
Agency Tracking Number:
5057
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
780 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Peter M. Dussinger
Project Engineer
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
FUTURE SPACE SYSTEMS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY UTILIZE TWO-PHASE HEAT TRANSPORT DEVICES TO MANAGE THEIR COMPLEX THERMAL SYSTEMS. MANY CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED FOR A TWO-PHASE THERMAL BUS SUCH AS HEAT PIPES, CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOPS, AND MECHANICALLY PUMPED LOOPS. THIS PROPOSAL DEFINES A WORK PLAN DIRECTED TOWARDS DEVELOPING A NEW CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOPCONCEPT WHICH UTILIZES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN HEAT PIPE WICKSTRUCTURES. THE NEW CONCEPT WOULD INCREASE THE OPERATING POWER RANGE OF A CPL TO THAT OF A HEAT PIPE AND ALSO WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR EXTERNAL CONTROLS AND STARTER PUMPS. TITANIUM/WATER WAS CHOSEN AS THE MATERIAL/FLUID COMBINATION TO ALLOW FOR DIRECT USE IN MANNED ENVIRONMENTS.

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