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Rotating bubble membrane radiator for space applicationsAn advanced radiator concept for heat rejection in space is described which uses a two-phase working fluid to radiate waste heat. The development of advanced materials and the large surface area per mass makes the Bubble Membrane Radiator an attractive alternative to both conventional heat pipes and liquid droplet radiators for mid to high temperature applications. A system description, a discussion of design requirements, and a mass comparison with heat pipes and liquid droplet radiators are provided.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Webb, Brent J.
(Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs. Richland, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Manned Mars Mission. Working Group Papers, V. 2, Sect. 6, App.
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Heat Transfer
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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