Fundamental experiments for the development of high-performance cold plates in a feasability study on space solar power system

Haruhiko Ohta, Toshiyuki Mizukoshi, Takeyuki Yoshida, Yasuhisa Shinmoto

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Abstract

To realize a concept of solar power satellite with high power generation, it is a promising method to transfer the power by laser beam using active mirror type amplifiers where cooling of the laser material accepting highly condensed sunray is inevitable. To remove high heat flux density from a large area, a structure of cold plate consisted of two parallel plates is devised and the effective liquid supply directly to the bottom of flattened bubbles due to nucleate boiling is realized by the auxiliary liquid feeder. The critical heat flux is increased by more than 1.5 times from that without the additional liquid supply. The technology can be applied not only to space but widely to the development of high-performance cold plates employed on ground.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalMicrogravity Science and Technology
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Applied Mathematics

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