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From concept-to-flight : an active active fluid loop based thermal control system for Mars Science Laboratory Rover

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dc.contributor.author Birur, Gajanana C.
dc.contributor.author Bhandari, Pradeep
dc.contributor.author Bame, David
dc.contributor.author Karlmann, Paul
dc.contributor.author Mastropietro, A. J.
dc.contributor.author Liu, Yuanming
dc.contributor.author Miller, Jennifer
dc.contributor.author Pauken, Michael
dc.contributor.author Lyra, Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned 2013-02-13T22:25:53Z
dc.date.available 2013-02-13T22:25:53Z
dc.date.issued 2012-07-15
dc.identifier.citation AIAA International Conference on Environmental Systems 2012, San Diego, California, July 15-19, 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 12-2473
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/42754
dc.description.abstract The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, which was launched on November 26, 2011, incorporates a novel active thermal control system to keep the sensitive electronics and science instruments at safe operating and survival temperatures. While the diurnal temperature variations on the Mars surface range from -120 C to +30 C, the sensitive equipment are kept within -40 C to +50 C. The active thermal control system is based on a single-phase mechanically pumped fluid loop (MPFL) system which removes or recovers excess waste heat and manages it to maintain the sensitive equipment inside the rover at safe temperatures. This paper will describe the entire process of developing this active thermal control system for the MSL rover from concept to flight implementation. The development of the rover thermal control system during its architecture, design, fabrication, integration, testing, and launch is described. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2012. en_US
dc.subject Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) en_US
dc.subject thermal control en_US
dc.subject heat rejection systems en_US
dc.subject active fluid loop en_US
dc.subject mechanically pumped fluid loop en_US
dc.title From concept-to-flight : an active active fluid loop based thermal control system for Mars Science Laboratory Rover en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US
dc.subject.NASATaxonomy Electronics and Electrical Engineering en_US


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