Temperature management systems for aerial vehicles

Utility Patent Grant (B1)

May 4, 2021

Source: USPTO via Sqoop

Assignees: Amazon Technologies, Inc.

Inventors: Sarah Graber, Benjamin Griffin Novak, Joshua John Watson

Temperature management systems for aerial vehicles may include heat pipes that are thermally connected to components that generate heat. The heat pipes may be routed through or adjacent to a propeller or propulsion airflow, or within or across a vehicle airflow, to dissipate heat from the components. A heat pipe may be selected from a plurality of heat pipes based on measured temperatures of components that generate heat, operational characteristics of the aerial vehicle and/or one or more propellers, and/or measured temperatures of other components that may be heated. Additional temperature management systems may include cool air ducts and cool air pipes that may be routed from a propeller or propulsion airflow, or a vehicle airflow, to components that generate heat or other components that may be cooled.