TITANIUM/WATER CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOP FOR MANNED ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 5057
Amount: $49,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Peter M. Dussinger
Title: Project Engineer
Phone: () -
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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