Accession Number : ADD003565

Title :   Heat Pipe System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kroebig,Helmut L ; Riha,Frank J , III

Report Date : 04 Jan 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A heat pipe having one wall formed by the component to be cooled and the other wall formed by a cover plate which is a portion of the missile skin is described, wherein the component wall normally forms the evaporator section and the other wall normally forms the condensing section, has a conventional wire mesh wick connected between the condensing section and the evaporator section. A support plate is attached to the wick adjacent the cover plate. A bellows is connected between the cover plate and support plate to move the cover plate and wick against a spring and away from the cover plate if the skin temperature becomes excessive.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Heat pipes, *Guided missiles, Heat transfer, Skin(Structural), Temperature

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE