Accession Number : AD0800071

Title :   FEASIBILITY STUDY OF A HEAT-ACTUATED ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE NAVY F-4 FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 20 Dec 65-15 Jul 66,

Corporate Author : CONDUCTRON CORP NORTHRIDGE CA WESTERN DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Huber, Dieter D. ; Gorman, Alfred J.

Report Date : 15 AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 211

Abstract : The results of analytical study investigating the feasibility of a new and unique environmental control concept for the cabin air conditioning requirements of the Navy F-4 fighter aircraft are reported. The heat-actuated Conductron environmental control concept is basically a vapor compression system which utilizes two thermodynamic loops and a unique device which replaces the conventional compressor. It is shown that an environmental control system based on the Conductron concept can be adapted to the Navy F-4 fighter aircraft with the existing constraints on weight, size, and power. The Conductron system can provide both cooling and heating under all aircraft operating conditions, including ground-static. Significant reductions in the compressor bleed air requirements, as compared to the present Navy F-4 air-cycle air conditioning system, can be realized with the Conductron environmental control system. The Conductron ECS can be used for cabin and equipment environmental control of all high-performance and subsonic aircraft. The specific results of this study are applicable to the Navy F-4 fighter aircraft only.

Descriptors :   *AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT), (*AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT, JET FIGHTERS), (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, ACTUATORS, HEAT, AIRCRAFT CABINS, REFRIGERANTS, COOLING, AIRCRAFT HEATERS, HEAT EXCHANGERS, COOLING + VENTILATING EQUIPMENT, COOLING FANS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, PRESSURE SUITS, PRESSURIZATION, RAINFALL, VISIBILITY, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), ALL WEATHER AVIATION.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE