Evaporator Disturbance Rejection in Vapor Compression Cycles with a Linear Quadratic Regulator
Excerpt from Introduction: All aircraft have some form of thermal management system to handle the waste heat that is inevitably generated in the various mechanical and electrical machines throughout the system. Left alone, the buildup of this heat would eventually degrade performance, overheat components, and cause system failure. Next-generation military aircraft are anticipated to require more power than ever before, and this necessarily drives a requirement for better thermal management systems. To meet this challenge, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is working in collaboration with other research institutions to study new thermal management technologies.
Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer
Jackson, S., Palazotto, A., Pachter, M., & Niedbalski, N. (2021). Evaporator Disturbance Rejection in Vapor Compression Cycles with a Linear Quadratic Regulator. Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 35(2). https://doi.org/10.2514/1.T6156