The Heat Pump Thermal Bus - An Alternative to Pumped Coolant Loops 1999-01-1356
This paper will describe a patent-pending approach of using a vapor compression system to also provide a forced two-phase indirect heat transfer loop. This system can be configured with water boiler peak cooling thermal control hardware to avoid the high ambient temperatures associated with supersonic low altitude flight. Due to the very short duration of this high ambient condition, water boiler transient cooling techniques have potential. The water boiler can also be used for ground based cooling when flight-line ground cooling carts are unavailable. The use of a PID controller to accurately control the cold plate temperatures when used with a solenoid activated by-pass circuit will be described.