CFRP is the stuff future radiators for space applications will be made of, because CFRPradiators weigh less than those made of metal and are also compatible with CFRP satellite structures, since deformation and stress under thermal load can be excluded.
However, the difficile integration of metallic heatpipes demands special knowledge and handling. HPS has collected comprehensive experience with CFRP radiators in internal and co-funded investigations during the past years. Thermal design and manufacturing of standard radiators also belong to our portfolio of competencies.
We would like to offer our support to you in handling this highly complex job.
High thermal conductivity fibers (unidirectional). Assembled perpendicular to the axis of the cooling pipe.
Parallel study in an investigations on doping with Carbon Nanotubes to increase the thermal conductivity of the material. TVC test on Breadboard Level, see figure left.
Product Example CFRP Radiator:
- Dimensions: 0.6 m x 1.4 m
- Mass: 1.3 kg
- Mass per Area 1.55 kg/m²