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LDEF transverse flat plate heat pipe experiment /S1005/. [Long Duration Exposure Facility]
Author and Affiliation:
Robinson, G. A., Jr.(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., United States)
Abstract: The paper describes the Transverse Flat Plate Heat Pipe Experiment. A transverse flat plate heat pipe is a thermal control device that serves the dual function of temperature control and mounting base for electronic equipment. In its ultimate application, the pipe would be a lightweight structure member that could be configured in a platform or enclosure and provide temperature control for large space structures, flight experiments, equipment, etc. The objective of the LDEF flight experiment is to evaluate the zero-g performance of a number of transverse flat plate heat pipe modules. Performance will include: (1) the pipes transport capability, (2) temperature drop, and (3) ability to maintain temperature over varying duty cycles and environments. Performance degradation, if any, will be monitored over the length of the LDEF mission. This information is necessary if heat pipes are to be considered for system designs where they offer benefits not available with other thermal control techniques, such as minimum weight penalty, long-life heat pipe/structural members.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1979
Document ID:
19790054040
(Acquired Dec 01, 1995)
Accession Number: 79A38053
Subject Category: FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 79-1077
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Thermophysics Conference; 14th; June 4-6, 1979; Orlando, FL
Meeting Sponsor: American Institute of Aeronautics;
Astronautics
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS8-31847
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 7p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: HEAT PIPES; LONG DURATION EXPOSURE FACILITY; SPACEBORNE EXPERIMENTS; FLAT PLATES; LARGE SPACE STRUCTURES; PERFORMANCE TESTS; TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Imprint And Other Notes: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Thermophysics Conference, 14th, Orlando, Fla., June 4-6, 1979, 7 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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