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ENHANCED THERMAL RADIATION MECHANICAL JOINTS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
7006
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
7006
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ENHANCED THERMAL RADIATION MECHANICAL JOINTS
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

COOLING THE INTERNALS OF FUSION REACTORS IS LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON RADIATION. THE HIGH VACUUM CONDITIONS ELIMINATE CONVECTION COOLING AS AN OPTION, AND FRAGILE MATERIALS AND LARGE DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL EXPANSIONS MAKE CONTACT CONDUCTANCE PROBLEMATIC. THIS RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE RADIATION RATE ACROSS MECHANICAL JOINTS IN A VACUUM ENVIRONMENT. CONCEPTS DEVELOPED FOR THE COMPLIANT ATTACHMENT OF HOT TILES AND HEAT TRANSFER CONCEPTS DEVELOPEDFOR CONDUCTION ACROSS JOINTS IN SPACECRAFT RADIATORS ARE COMBINED TO ADDRESS THIS CONCERN. ANALYTICAL MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO COVER THE RANGE OF DESIGN VARIABLES. IN-VACUUM TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO SUPPORT THE ANALYTICAL AND DESIGN EFFORTS.

Principal Investigator:

Mr roger l demler
6178903200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller Inc
350 2nd Ave Waltham, MA 02154

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