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REVERSIBLE OXIDE CHEMICAL COMPRESSOR FOR SENSOR CRYOCOOLING

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10577
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10577
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hydrogen Consultants Inc
12420 N Dumont Way Littleton, CO 80125
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: REVERSIBLE OXIDE CHEMICAL COMPRESSOR FOR SENSOR CRYOCOOLING
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,959.00
 

Abstract:

A VIBRATIONLESS LONG-LIVED REFRIGERATOR IS DESIRED TO PRODUCE COOLING FOR SPACECRAFT SENSORS IN THE 65-80 K RANGE. HIGHLY COMPRESSED GAS, AFTER JOULE-THOMSON EXPANSION, CAN PRODUCE CRYOLIQUIDS TO PROVIDE SUCH COOLING. A CHEMICAL OXYGEN COMPRESSOR IS APPEALING, YET CURRENT MATERIALS ARE LIMITED BY A LOW WEIGHT FRACTION OF OXYGEN; E.G. PR1-NCDNOO.13 (PCO) WITH 1.5% BY WEIGHT. THE KEY INNOVATION PROPOSED HEREIN IS THE ADAPTATION OF THE EXPERTISE AND WELL-EQUIPPED FACILITIES OF HCI IN FORMULATINGLONG-LIFE PROCESSED MATERIALS, WITH THE CORRECT PHYSICAL ANDCHEMICAL PROPERTIES TO EASILY COMPRESS HYDROGEN, WHICH IF SUCCESSFUL WILL DO THE SAME FOR OXYGEN. THE MOST IMPORTANT PHYSICAL PROPERTY IS THAT OF LARGE SURFACE AREAS FOR BOTH THE UNOXIDIZED AND OXIDIZED MATERIALS. THE MOST IMPORTANT CHEMICAL PROPERTY IS GOOD REVERSIBILITY OF THE UNOXIDIZED/OXIDIZED MATERIAL INTERCONVERSION. THE CHIEF IMPROVEMENTS EXPECTED ARE AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE INCREASE IN THE OXYGEN WEIGHT LOADING OVER PCO, AND A LOWER MAXIMUM OPERATING TEMPERATURE. SYSTEMATIC INVESTIGATION OF THE OBSORPTION AND DESORPTION THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF A SET OF PROCESSED AND TREATED SOLIDS WILL YIELD OPERATING PARAMETERS OF THESE CANDIDATE OXYGEN STORAGE MATERIALS IN THE PHASE I WORK. CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A WORKING OXYGEN COMPRESSOR WILL TAKE PLACE IN PHASE II.

Principal Investigator:

John R Riter Ph D
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Hydrogen Consultants Inc
12420 N Dumont Way Littleton, CO 80125

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