Title

DESIGN ASSISTANT for SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS.

Abstract

The conceptual design of spacecraft thermal management systems and their components is described in order to provide a basis for the development and implementation of future technologies. The components of the spacecraft thermal management system include heat pipes, latent thermal energy storage materials, radiators, and other thermal structures. The design problem becomes one of selecting a combination of these components subject to both spacecraft mission and launch requirements. To facilitate this design process, a knowledge-based design assistant is being developed in the artificial intelligence programming language, PROLOG. The goal has been to amplify the capabilities of an experienced designer by putting significant decision-making, and search and retrieval facilities at his or her disposal.

Meeting Name

Proceedings of the 20th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Energy for the Twenty-First Century. Volume 2.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Sponsor(s)

SAE, Warrendale, PA, USA, ACS, Washington, DC, USA, AIAA, New York, NY, USA, ASME, New York, NY, USA, IEEE, New York, NY, USA, et al

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1985 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), All rights reserved.

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