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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Cooling systems.,
  • Extravehicular mobility units.,
  • Portable life support systems.,
  • Radiative heat transfer.,
  • Spacecraft radiators.,
  • Temperature control.

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StatementSue Stuckwisch ... [et al.].
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-197178.
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15402897M

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The embodiment design of the heat rejection system for the portable life support system. [Sue Stuckwisch; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. The Portable Life Support System (PLSS) provides a suitable environment for the astronaut in the Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU), and the heat rejection system controls the thermal conditions.   The infrastructure of the heat rejection system—including hot and cold cooling water basins, powerful pumps, heat exchangers, and an induced-draft cooling tower with ten individual cells—is concentrated in a 6,square-metre area that is under construction now on the ITER worksite. The design and fabrication of the heat rejection system is part. With lifetimes for heat rejection systems reaching a decade or more in a micrometeoroid environment, use of multiple heat pipes for fault tolerant design is compelling. The combination of polymer matrix composites and heat pipes is of particular interest for heat rejection systems operating on the lunar by: 5.

Cooling systems utilize one of three primary methods for heat rejection in the cooling. process: air cooling, water cooling, or adiabatic cooling. These methods are commonly. used to service any number of applications including dehumidifying air, fluid cooling, and industrial applications. HEAT REJECTION OPTIONS IN HVAC SYSTEMS Air conditioning systems captures the heat energy from within the environment and rejects it to the environment using air or water as the medium. Where there is an available, relatively inexpensive water supply, the typical equipment used is . Esposito, J. J.: , ‘Description and Evaluation of a Portable Dry-Ice Water-Conditioned Suit System for Air Crewmen’, inPortable Life Support Systems, NASA SP, pp. – Google ScholarCited by: The names for both the Apollo and Skylab spacesuits were Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU). The Apollo EMUs consisted of a Pressure Suit Assembly (PSA) aka "suit" and a Portable Life Support System (PLSS) that was more commonly called the "backpack". The A7L was the PSA model used on the Apollo 7 through 14 missions. The subsequent Apollo lunar missions, Skylab, and Apollo .

This book not only provided that, but has also proved to be a handy reference when dealing with the unusual circumstances often found in Confined Space Hazard Control. Almost daily I am asked to review, design, or check on how portable systems are being employed in the field, and this hand-book is a valuable tool to have in one's arsenal.4/4(2). The concept consists of a planar heat pipe whose condenser acquires the excess thermal energy from the thermal control system (TCS) and rejects it at its condenser whose outer surface acts as a radiating surface. The VCHP is made from thermally conductive polymers and the working fluid is methanol. Embedded System Design Issues (the Rest of the Story) Philip J. Koopman, Jr. computer design, system-level design, life-cycle support, business model support, and design culture adaptation. In transportation and portable systems, weight may be critical for fuel economy or human endurance.   The end of the heat rejection process is designated Stage 6 of the engine cycle and is the beginning of the exhaust stroke. Thermodynamics. Because the intake and exhaust valves are closed, the heat transfer from the exhaust gas takes place in a nearly constant volume vessel. The heat transfer decreases the temperature of the exhaust.