Accession Number : ADD004322

Title :   Heat Pipe Cooling of Airborne Phased Array Radar.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Haws,James L ; Quinney,Douglas W ; Richards,Frank A

Report Date : 23 Aug 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A system for controlling temperature in phased array radar modules where a combination support plate-heat exchanger allows a cooling fluid to circulate there through and a heat pipe extends the length of the module and into the support plate-heat exchanger where heat is taken to a remote heat exchanger. Heating elements are attached to the support plate-heat exchanger to facilitate initial system warmup. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Cooling, *Avionics, *Phased arrays, *Radar equipment, *Heat pipes, Airborne, Temperature control, Modules(Electronics), Coolants, Supports, Plates, Heat exchangers

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE