Accession Number:

ADD019045

Title:

Deployed Equipment Modules for Satellite Architecture Improvement

Descriptive Note:

Patent application, Filed 24 Aug 98

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-24

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Deployed equipment modules for satellite architecture improvement DEMSAI provide ample thermal radiator for area limited small satellites that typically deploy large area solar panels from a relatively small mainbody. Rectangular box shaped equipment modules are deployed from a compact stowed assembly to offer each of their six side panel exteriors as potential radiator area. Equipment packages are mounted to the interior of these panels. The resultant increase in radiator area translates to an increase in the power handling capacity of small, fixed body satellites without resort to deployed radiators.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE