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dc.contributor.authorGarmendia, Iñaki
dc.contributor.authorVallejo, Haritz
dc.contributor.authorSeco, Miguel
dc.contributor.authorAnglada, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2022-03-20T12:52:47Z
dc.date.available2022-03-20T12:52:47Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-28
dc.identifier.citationGarmendia, Iñaki, Haritz Vallejo, Miguel Seco, and Eva Anglada. “Design and Fabrication of a Phase Change Material Heat Storage Device for the Thermal Control of Electronics Components of Space Applications.” Aerospace 9, no. 3 (February 28, 2022): 126. doi:10.3390/aerospace9030126.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11556/1282
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, the design and validation of a heat storage device based on phase change materials are presented, with the focus on improving the thermal control of micro-satellites. The main objective of the development is to provide a system that is able to keep electronics within safe temperature ranges during the operation of manoeuvres, while reducing mass and volume in comparison to other thermal control techniques. Due to the low thermal conductivity of phase change materials, the conductivity of the device as a whole is one of the major challenges of the development. This issue has been solved by means of the use of a lattice of aluminium fins. The thermal behaviour of the proposed solution is assessed with numerical simulation tools, and the results prove that the developed phase change material-based thermal control technique is able to provide the suitable integrated thermal management of micro-satellites. Fabrication challenges found in the project are also explained. Numerical results are validated through a testing stage. The predicted temperature profiles are in good agreement with experimental data and inside the range foreseen for the heat storage device.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness through the financial support given to the project “Soluciones térmicas para componentes espaciales basadas en materiales con cambio de fase” (ref: AYA2010-18663).en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)en
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.titleDesign and Fabrication of a Phase Change Material Heat Storage Device for the Thermal Control of Electronics Components of Space Applicationsen
dc.typearticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/aerospace9030126en
dc.rights.accessRightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordsPhase change materialsen
dc.subject.keywordsSpace thermal controlen
dc.subject.keywordsHeat storage devicesen
dc.identifier.essn2226-4310en
dc.issue.number3en
dc.journal.titleAerospaceen
dc.page.initial126en
dc.volume.number9en


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