Heat-Pump-Augmented Spacecraft Heat-Rejection Systems
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
Future military space missions will introduce significant new technological needs for spacecraft energy systems. It is generally accepted that spacecraft heat-rejection systems that use heat pumps to boost the radiator temperature will reduce the radiator area. However, these systems must also result in weight savings and high reliability. This paper discusses several heat-pump configurations and discusses the benefits of a combination of the heat-pump system and the thermal management/thermal transport system.
Copyright © 1990, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Scaringe, Robert P.; Buckman, J. A.; Grzyll, Lawrence R.; Mahefkey, E. T.; and Leland, John E., "Heat-Pump-Augmented Spacecraft Heat-Rejection Systems" (1990). Office for Research Publications and Presentations. 58.