Accession Number : AD0710625

Title :   THERMAL BALANCE OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR ION PROPELLED SPACECRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Nash,C.

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This Report describes heat balance experiments designed to investigate the thermal condition of a dc to dc power converter under a simulated space environment. An outline of the design of the heat radiator is given together with a description of the method of measuring the thermal performance of the converter. The experiment shows that converters will have comparable efficiencies when in orbit to those achieved while operating in the laboratory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ION ENGINES, DC TO DC CONVERTERS), (*DC TO DC CONVERTERS, THERMAL STABILITY), SIMULATION, SPACE PROPULSION, POWER SUPPLIES, THERMAL ANALYSIS, THERMAL RADIATION, RADIATORS(HEATING AND COOLING), EFFICIENCY, INFRARED RADIATION

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE