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ADVANCED STIRLING ENGINE HEATER HEAD

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6661
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6661
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
INFINIA CORPORATION
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ADVANCED STIRLING ENGINE HEATER HEAD
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,467.00
 

Abstract:

STIRLING TECHNOLOGY COMPANY (STC) WILL BUILD AND DEMONSTRATEA PROPRIETARY STIRLING ENGINE PRESSURE STABILIZED HEATER HEAD (PSHH) WITH AN INTEGRATED HEAT PIPE WHICH OFFERS LONG LIFE, HIGH RELIABILITY, IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND LOWER COSTSRELATIVE TO EXISTING TECHNOLOGIES. THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE HAS RECENTLY ISSUED A PATENT ALLOWANCE FOR THIS UNIQUE HEATER HEAD CONCEPT, AND EVALUATIONS OF THE PSHH BY EXPERIENCED STC ENGINEERS SHOW THAT IT HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR ELIMINATING VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE PROBLEMS CURRENTLY EXPERIENCED BY EXISTING HEATER HEAD DESIGNS. THE WORK WILL BE CONDUCTED IN TWO PHASES. THE OBJECTIVES OFPHASE I ARE TO IMPROVE ANALYTICAL MODELING, ESTABLISH TESTBED SPECIFICATIONS, DEFINE PHASE II TEST OBJECTIVES, DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN FOR THE TESTBED DEMONSTRATOR, AND FABRICATE A THREE-DIMENSIONAL CUTAWAY MODEL OF THE PSHH.THE OBJECTIVES OF PHASE II ARE TO DETAIL DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND TEST THE TESTBED DEMONSTRATOR IN ORDER TO EVALUATE THE PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONALITY OF THE CONCEPT. THE RESULTS OF THE DEMONSTRATION ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PSHH IN VIRTUALLY ANY MULTIKILOWATT STIRLING ENGINE IS SOUND AND THAT THE PSHH CONCEPT CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALIZATION OF STIRLING ENGINES.

Principal Investigator:

Peter Riggle

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Stirling Technology Co
2952 George Washington Way Richland, WA 99352

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