Accession Number : ADD008613

Title :   Mechanical Heat Transfer Device.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Altoz,Frank E ; Winn,H

Report Date : 16 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A unidirectional heat transfer device for use between an electronic assembly on an aircraft and the skin and/or pod on the aircraft. The device includes a thermal decoupler mechanism which operates to disengage a retractable interface heat transfer surface when the skin on the aircraft reaches a predetermined elevated temperature caused by the high speed of the aircraft. In the decoupled mode, the heat from the electronic equipment passes to a phase change material heat absorber to provide a limited capability cooling function during extended high speed aircraft operation. (author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Heat exchangers, Avionics, Decoupling(Interaction), Unidirectional, Skin(Structural), Aircraft, High temperature, Actuators

Subject Categories : Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE