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Title: Survivable pulse power space radiator

Abstract

A thermal radiator system is described for use on an outer space vehicle, which must survive a long period of nonuse and then radiate large amounts of heat for a limited period of time. The radiator includes groups of radiator panels that are pivotally connected in tandem, so that they can be moved to deployed configuration wherein the panels lie largely coplanar, and to a stowed configuration wherein the panels lie in a stack to resist micrometerorite damage. The panels are mounted on a boom which separates a hot power source from a payload. While the panels are stowed, warm fluid passes through their arteries to keep them warm enough to maintain the coolant in a liquid state and avoid embrittlement of material. The panels can be stored in a largely cylindrical shell, with panels progressively further from the boom being of progressively shorter length. 5 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Science Applications International Corp., La Jolla, CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6159321
Patent Number(s):
7167203
Application Number:
ON: DE89010120
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G03 - PHOTOGRAPHY G03B - APPARATUS OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OR FOR PROJECTING OR VIEWING THEM
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-85SF15928
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; SPACE VEHICLES; RADIATORS; DESIGN; HEAT SOURCES; INVENTIONS; PANELS; POWER GENERATION; PULSES; SPACE POWER REACTORS; SPACE VEHICLE COMPONENTS; SPACE WEAPONS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; VERY HIGH TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; HEAT EXCHANGERS; MOBILE REACTORS; POWER REACTORS; POWER SUPPLIES; REACTORS; VEHICLES; NESDPS Office of Nuclear Energy Space and Defense Power Systems; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques; 210600 - Power Reactors, Auxiliary, Mobile Package, & Transportable; 990500 - Civilian Defense- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Mims, J, Buden, D, and Williams, K. Survivable pulse power space radiator. United States: N. p., 1988. Web.
Mims, J, Buden, D, & Williams, K. Survivable pulse power space radiator. United States.
Mims, J, Buden, D, and Williams, K. Fri . "Survivable pulse power space radiator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6159321.
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abstractNote = {A thermal radiator system is described for use on an outer space vehicle, which must survive a long period of nonuse and then radiate large amounts of heat for a limited period of time. The radiator includes groups of radiator panels that are pivotally connected in tandem, so that they can be moved to deployed configuration wherein the panels lie largely coplanar, and to a stowed configuration wherein the panels lie in a stack to resist micrometerorite damage. The panels are mounted on a boom which separates a hot power source from a payload. While the panels are stowed, warm fluid passes through their arteries to keep them warm enough to maintain the coolant in a liquid state and avoid embrittlement of material. The panels can be stored in a largely cylindrical shell, with panels progressively further from the boom being of progressively shorter length. 5 figs.},
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