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EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE ON A PYROELECTRIC POLYMER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2767
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2767
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Chronos Research Laboratories
4186 Sorrento Valley Blvd Suite H San Diego, CA 92121
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE ON A PYROELECTRIC POLYMER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $205,000.00
 

Abstract:

RECENT ADVANCES IN PYROELECTRICS HAVE PROVIDED MATERIALS WHICH MAY BE USEFUL IN THE DIRECT CONVERSION OF HEAT INTO ELECTRICAL ENERGY IN SPACE SYSTEMS. THESE MATERIALS WILL BEMANUFACTURED AT LOW COST AND PROVIDE A LIGHTWEIGHT MEANS OF GENERATING ELECTRICAL POWER AND RADIATIVELY DUMPING REJECT HEAT. THE OJBECTIVE OF THE PHASE I EFFORT IS TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTS OF RADIATION EXPOSURE ON THE PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION CHARACTERISTICS OF A RECENTLY DISCOVERED CO-POLYMER. THE PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION MEASUREMENT INVOLVES SIMULTANEOUS THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL CYCLING OF THE CO-POLYMER WHILE RECORDING THE POLARIZATION RESPONSE. AFTERDEVELOPMENT, PYROELECTRIC CONVERSION MAY BE APPLIED TO VARIOUS SPACE POWER SYSTEMS INCLUDING SOLAR, NUCLEAR, AND WASTE HEAT CONVERSION.

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Chronos Research Laboratorys I
3025 Via De Caballo Olivenhain, CA 92024

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