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Conceptual design of liquid droplet radiator shuttle-attached experimentThe conceptual design of a shuttle-attached liquid droplet radiator (LDR) experiment is discussed. The LDR is an advanced, lightweight heat rejection concept that can be used to reject heat from future high-powered space platforms. In the LDR concept, submillimeter-sized droplets are generated, pass through space, radiate heat before they are collected, and recirculated back to the heat source. The LDR experiment is designed to be attached to the shuttle longeron and integrated into the shuttle bay using standard shuttle/experiment interfaces. Overall power, weight, and data requirements of the experiment are detailed. The conceptual designs of the droplet radiator, droplet collector, and the optical diagnostic system are discussed in detail. Shuttle integration and safety design issues are also discussed.
Document ID
19900002489
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Pfeiffer, Shlomo L. (Grumman Aerospace Corp. Bethpage, NY, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1989
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:185164
NASA-CR-185164
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS3-25357
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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