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SODIUM HEAT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
3763
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3763
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Technology Holding, LLC
350 W 800 N Suite 250 Salt Lake City, UT 84103-
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: SODIUM HEAT ENGINE DEVELOPMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $113,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE SODIUM HEAT ENGINE (SHE) IS AN EFFICIENT DEVICE FOR THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF THERMAL ENERGY TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY. THE DEVICE HAS HIGH SPECIFIC POWER BOTH ON A VOLUME AND WEIGHT BASIS, HIGH CONVERSION EFFICIENCY WHICH IS INDEPENDENT OF SIZE, AND NO MOVING PARTS WHICH IMPLIES POTENTIALLY HIGH RELIABILITY. THESE ATTRIBUTES MAKE THE SHE AN ATTRACTIVE DEVICE FOR SDI APPLICATIONS. ALTHOUGH THE PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION FOR THE SHE ARE LARGELY UNDERSTOOD AND DEMONSTRATION UNITS HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED AND OPERATED, MODIFICATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS OF CURRENT DESIGNS ARE NECESSARY FOR DEPENDABLE OPERATION IN A SPACE ENVIRONMENT. A PROGRAM IS PROPOSED TO CONSTRUCT AND EVALUATE A COST EFFECTIVE SODIUM RECIRCULATING CELL TO SERVE AS A TEST BED AND PROTOTYPE DEVICE FOR SPACE POWER APPLICATIONS.

Principal Investigator:

Neill Weber
8014865071

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ceramatec Inc.
163 West 1700 South Salt Lake City, UT 84115

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