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15-25K Static-Helium Regenerator/Double Pulse Tube Cooler for Receiving Arrays

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77651
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: 15-25K Static-Helium Regenerator/Double Pulse Tube Cooler for Receiving Arrays
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC06CA92C
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

NASA needs a cryogenic refrigerator for the 15-25K range for receiving arrays of ground-based antennas that will serve the telecommunications needs of future space exploration. We propose to develop a 15-25K Static-Helium Regenerator/Double Pulse Tube Cooler for receiving arrays. Our SHR/DPTC combines two of our technologies that have potential to enable pulse-tube coolers to operate efficiently in the 15-25K range: (1) our Static-Helium Regenerator (SHR) technology, which uses static helium for the regenerator's thermal mass; and (2) our Double Pulse Tube Cooler (DPTC) technology, which uses a recuperator (instead of regenerators) to transfer heat between two pulse-tube sub-cycles that operate in parallel and out-of-phase. In Phase I, we will perform system trades and generate a preliminary design of a 15-25K SHR/DPTC that minimizes life-cycle costs for receiving arrays. In Phase II, we will: develop and test SHR/DPTC components; integrate the SHR/DPTC components with cooler components we have already developed; and test the integrated cooler. In Phase III, we will build and sell SHR/DPTCs to the government and private sector.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas Beck
Principal Investigator
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
Business Official
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beck Engineering, Inc.
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA 98637

EIN/Tax ID: 743039093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No