Two Phase Thermal Control System with a Loop Heat Pipe and Solid Sorption Cooler 2000-01-2492
A new type of two-phase thermal control system insensitive to some “g” acceleration is suggested for space and ground application. This system is composed of a loop heat pipe (LHP), or capillary pumped loop (CPL) and a solid sorption cooler (SSC). The most essential feature of this system is that LHP and SSC are connected to the same evaporator, but are working alternatively. Such combination can be used also for the cryogenic fluid storage, when system is out of work at low pressure and room temperature, and for cryogenic thermal control system of spacecraft on the orbit (cold plate for infrared observation of the Earth, or Space), or efficient electronic components cooling device.