Accession Number : ADD013754

Title :   Compact Device for Continuous Removal of Water from an Airstream - Cascade Impactor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 21 Oct 87,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Patel, B R

Report Date : 21 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The present invention relates generally to environmental control systems for aircraft, and more particularly to a compact device for removing suspended water, snow and ice from the air supply system of an aircraft. The separator comprises a generally tubular housing having an inlet and outlet, one or more flexible disks and baffle plates disposed in preselected spacing within the housing to define a tortuous air path therethrough, a motor, such as in the form of a magnetic pulse solenoid, operatively connected to each disk for controllably flexing each disk whereby moisture deposited on the disk is removed, and a conduit operatively connected to the housing for draining moisture therefrom.

Descriptors :   *SNOW, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SEPARATORS, *TWO PHASE FLOW, *RAIN, *CASCADE STRUCTURES, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, AIR, AIRCRAFT, BAFFLES, DISKS, HOUSINGS, ICE, IMPACT, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MOISTURE, PATHS, PLATES, PULSES, REMOVAL, SAMPLERS, SOLENOIDS, TUBULAR STRUCTURES, WATER, MOISTURE CONTENT, WATER

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE