EHP Heat Pipes

Development of powerful electronic systems better suited to handle waste heat

Satellites are commonly threaded with heat pipes for thermal control: they contain a liquid such as ammonium which evaporates when heated, carrying waste heat to a colder part of the satellite to be radiated out to space. At that point the liquid condenses so the process can repeat itself. EHP is attempting a transfer of this technology to the aeronautical, defence and broader terrestrial markets, enabling the development of more powerful electronic systems better able to handle waste heat. The technology is based in two-phase capillary pump loops and constant or variable conductance heat pipes, with fixed or deployable radiators. EHP is an alumnus of, a member of the European Space Incubators Network.

ESA
TEC
Energy
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Europe
HEAT PIPES FOR ELECTRONICS
Technology Transfer
Priel Manes; Cornelis Eldering