FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF A MOVING BELT RADIATOR.
Quarterly progress rept. for 10 Jun-9 Sep 64.
ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF
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This report covers the second quarter of a continued research program on the feasibility of a novel concept for the rejection of waste heat in space, the moving belt radiator. Chief concerns of the program are materials compatibility, thermal conductance, and antifriction bearing operation, all at high temperatures in a hard vacuum. During this report period, the materials compatibility and heat transfer investigations continued in the reciprocating-contact testers, the instrumentation and mechanical features of the small-scale model were checked out and improved, analytical optimization studies of the belt radiator were continued, and detail design of the new bearing test rig and selection of retainer materials, lubricants, etc., were completed and manufacture of parts initiated. Author