Proper thermal design is critical for systems operating in space. Overheating electronics boards CANNOT be replaced or serviced; therefore, the thermal solution must be robust and appropriate for the mission’s life. Phase Change Material (PCM) thermal storage can provide a thermal buffer in duty cycle applications with high peak power. This technology is utilized frequently in terrestrial applications and is beginning to be designed into and qualified for space flight systems. Satellites or other space vehicles experiencing transient power operation can utilize PCM as a way to meet thermal performance objectives while maintaining a low complexity design that is optimized for mass and volume.
In this webinar you will learn about how PCM is being considered for aerospace thermal designs, key takeaways include:
• PCM basics and design considerations
• Predicting performance with PCM
• Critical aerospace requirements
• Reliability & space qualification
Learn More about ACT’s spacecraft thermal control products here.