Survivable pulse power space radiator

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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 ... continued below

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Mims, J.; Buden, D. & Williams, K. March 11, 1988.

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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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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01 - OSTI; 1.

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  • Other: DE89010120
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US-A7167203
  • Grant Number: AC03-85SF15928
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6159321
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1111020

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Mims, J.; Buden, D. & Williams, K. Survivable pulse power space radiator, text, March 11, 1988; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1111020/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.