Preliminary Design of a Prototype Flight Unit of a Heat-Actuated Environmental Control System for NAVY Aircraft.
Final rept. 16 Feb-16 Oct 68,
CONDUCTRON CORP NORTHRIDGE CA WESTERN DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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The report presents the results of a program for the detailed analysis and preliminary design of a full-scale prototype flight unit of a heat-actuated environmental control system for the cabin air conditioning requirements of Navy high-performance aircraft, as typified by the Navy F-4 fighter aircraft. Also part of this program was the identification of system components requiring development for adaptation to the aircraft flight environment and initiation of development testing. Test results are presented. The control concept is basically a vapor-compression system utilizing two thermodynamic cycles and a no-moving-parts device which replaces the conventional compressor. For this airborne application, main engine compressor bleed air is used as the heat source, although other heat sources, such as fuel burning, aare also suitable. Author
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft
- Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating