|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||244/163 ; 165/041|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 15 인용 특허 : 7|
A spacecraft (10) has combined propulsion and active thermal control systems. A propellant storage tank (20) couples to a pressurant storage tank (18). A working fluid (52) resides in the pressurant storage tank (18) and propels propellant when needed while concurrently acting as a thermal working fluid. The working fluid (52) is expanded then routed to selected cooled components (64). After passing by the cooled components (64), the working fluid (52) is compressed and passed by selected heated components (82). A controller (36) monitors temperature sen...
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A spacecraft having a combined propulsion and active thermal control system, said spacecraft comprising:a first component which includes a propellant valve;a second component which includes a battery, wherein said second component is active and temperature sensitive;a storage tank which contains a propulsion system fluid;a pump;a thruster;a power amplifier; anda conduit system coupled to said tank, said pump, said first component, said second component, said thruster, and said power amplifier, said conduit system including sai...