Space Station Distributed Avionics Air Cooling 941493
A distributed avionics air architecture provides air cooling and air circulation in non-habitable Space Station zones utilizing dedicated hardware to support the zone-specific needs. That dedicated hardware, the Avionics Air Assembly (AAA), includes a selectable speed fan and heat exchanger used in racks for active avionics air cooling to reject the airborne heat load directly to the moderate temperature Internal Thermal Control System (ITCS). This paper addresses the design impacts resulting from the International Space Station Alpha (ISSA) restructure effort. It defines the service provided by the avionics air assembly, the design requirements and the integrated system performance. Detailed package configuration and interfaces, hardware design and off-design performance are included to define the full range of operating capability.