Accession Number : AD0777505

Title :   Development of Heat Pipe Cooled Anode for Xenon Arc Lamp.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jan 73-Jan 74,

Corporate Author : HUGHES AIRCRAFT CO FULLERTON CALIF GROUND SYSTEMS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Lloyd A.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : A heat pipe cooled anode for a 10 KW xenon lamp has been designed, fabricated and tested. The heat pipe was designed to operate at 700C and transfer 4 KW from the anode tip to ambient air. The heat pipe cooled anode was designed to be integrated into a 10 KW lamp and give normal arc characteristics. The heat pipe anode was fabricated, processed and tested. The heat pipe anode operated successfully, demonstrating the feasibility of heat pipe cooling of lamp anodes, although some problems were encountered and the heat pipe did not reach full design power. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Xenon lamps, *Heat pipes, Anodes, Heat transfer, Sodium, Liquid metals, Cooling, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE