FEASIBILITY INVESTIGATION OF A MOVING BELT RADIATOR.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 10 Sep - 9 Dec 64,
ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF
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This report covers the third 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 between surfaces, and antifriction bearing operation, all at high temperature in a hard vacuum. During this report period, the materials compatibility and heat transfer investigations in the reciprocating-contact testers were continued the first of two new bearing test rigs was assembled and the first bearing test was initiated modifications to the small-scale model were completed and several successful tests were completed and analytical optimization studies of the belt radiator were continued. Author