Accession Number : AD0606250

Title :   TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR SPACE VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bacha,C. P. ; Honea,F. I. ; Watanabe,D.

Report Date : 06 APR 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 530

Abstract : Passive, semi-passive, active and heat storage methods for temperature control are described, which include mathematical equations, tables and graphs. Comparison between the various methods are made indicating their advantages and disadvantages. A section is presented on thermal design consideration of space vehicle equipment indicating various means for controlling equipment temperature. Methods of thermal analysis and examples of analyses are presented which include steady-state and transient heat transfer. A brief discussion on dynamic response is also included. Conclusions are reached concerning advances in analysis and design techniques. Recommendations cover areas needing investigation and further studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEMPERATURE CONTROL, SPACECRAFT), (*SPACECRAFT, TEMPERATURE CONTROL), THERMAL RADIATION, HEAT TRANSFER, THERMODYNAMICS, EQUATIONS, TABLES(DATA), CONTROL SYSTEMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE