Capillary Pumped Loop Body Warmer (GSC-13329)
Capillary Pumped Loops (CPL) are a space-age technology for thermal control. GSFC uses CPLs for spacecraft thermal control and recently developed a concept for application of CPLs to human body thermal regulation. The key advantage is that CPLs can operate without an external mechanical pump to redistribute heat; thus, no external power source is required. GSFC has initiated a proof-of-concept demonstration of CPLs for glove heating. Companies with product development interests in the areas of body warming/cooling are invited to contact GSFC for more information.
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