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Variable Conductance Heat Pipe Technology For Precise Temperature Control Of The NASAMDLT Transmitter
Author(s): D E Vanevenhoven; D Antoniak
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Paper Abstract

The application of variable conductance heat pipe technology for achieving precise temperature control to + 0.1°C for a space based laser diode transmitter is described. Heat pipe theory of operation and test data are presented along with a discussion of its applicability for NASA's Direct Detection Laser Transceiver (DDLT) program. Our design for the DDLT transmitter features a reduction in space radiator size and up to 42% reduction in prime power requirements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1044, Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951286
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D E Vanevenhoven, TRW Space & Technology Group (United States)
D Antoniak, TRW Space & Technology Group (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1044:
Optomechanical Design of Laser Transmitters and Receivers
Bernard D. Seery, Editor(s)

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