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Title: Rotating bubble membrane radiator

Abstract

A heat radiator useful for expelling waste heat from a power generating system aboard a space vehicle is disclosed. Liquid to be cooled is passed to the interior of a rotating bubble membrane radiator, where it is sprayed into the interior of the bubble. Liquid impacting upon the interior surface of the bubble is cooled and the heat radiated from the outer surface of the membrane. Cooled liquid is collected by the action of centrifical force about the equator of the rotating membrane and returned to the power system. Details regarding a complete space power system employing the radiator are given.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (West Richland, WA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
866790
Patent Number(s):
US 4789517
Application Number:
07/062,876
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) PNNL
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rotating; bubble; membrane; radiator; heat; useful; expelling; waste; power; generating; aboard; space; vehicle; disclosed; liquid; cooled; passed; interior; sprayed; impacting; surface; radiated; outer; collected; action; centrifical; force; equator; returned; details; regarding; complete; employing; waste heat; power generating; outer surface; interior surface; rotating bubble; space vehicle; membrane radiator; bubble membrane; /376/126/165/976/

Citation Formats

Webb, Brent J., and Coomes, Edmund P. Rotating bubble membrane radiator. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Webb, Brent J., & Coomes, Edmund P. Rotating bubble membrane radiator. United States.
Webb, Brent J., and Coomes, Edmund P. Tue . "Rotating bubble membrane radiator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/866790.
@article{osti_866790,
title = {Rotating bubble membrane radiator},
author = {Webb, Brent J. and Coomes, Edmund P.},
abstractNote = {A heat radiator useful for expelling waste heat from a power generating system aboard a space vehicle is disclosed. Liquid to be cooled is passed to the interior of a rotating bubble membrane radiator, where it is sprayed into the interior of the bubble. Liquid impacting upon the interior surface of the bubble is cooled and the heat radiated from the outer surface of the membrane. Cooled liquid is collected by the action of centrifical force about the equator of the rotating membrane and returned to the power system. Details regarding a complete space power system employing the radiator are given.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 EST 1988},
month = {Tue Dec 06 00:00:00 EST 1988}
}

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