|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 1 인용 특허 : 18|
A portable thermal-control system adapted to support space-related research and exploration. Embodiments of the present invention assist in preventing overheating of small payloads being transported from an orbiting space vehicle to a planetary surface by small atmospheric-entry vehicles. Other embodiments of the present invention provide thermal control within an extra-vehicular activity (EVA) suit. Each embodiment utilizes at least one phase-change material, cooled significantly below the freezing temperature, to absorb heat.
1. A thermal control system, comprising: a container, the container having an opening and one or more interior surfaces;a boundary, the boundary lining the interior surfaces of the container, the boundary configured to retain a phase-change material, wherein the boundary comprises a flexible material, the phase-change material having a first state and a second state;a compressible foam between the container and the boundary; anda heat transfer interface, the heat transfer interface positioned at the opening of the container, wherein the heat-transfer int...