Electric-hydrodynamic Control of Two-Phase Heat Transfer in Microgravity

PI: Boris Khusid, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The main outcome of the proposed effort is the validation of a novel electro-hydrodynamic (EHD) technology to intensify and control two-phase heat transfer in microgravity. Flight tests will advance the EHD technology maturity from Proof of Concept (TRL 3-4) to Demonstration in Microgravity (TRL 6-7). The work is related to the major technical challenges prioritized by NASA Space Technology Roadmap, Technology Area 14 Thermal Management Systems and NASA Space Technology Grand Challenges.

This effort is related to T0043.

Publication (November 2018): Single-bubble water boiling on small heater under Earth’s and low gravity.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA14 Thermal Management Systems
Problem Statement

No additional information available.

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    NRA-1-APP-A (Jul 2012)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    TRL 3
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 0 sRLV

Development Team

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