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HEAT PUMP AUGMENTED SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
6082
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6082
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HEAT PUMP AUGMENTED SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

FUTURE MILITARY SPACE MISSIONS WILL INTRODUCE SIGNIFICANT NEW TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS FOR SPACECRAFT ENERGY SYSTEMS. HEAT PUMP AUGMENTED SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE RADIATOR SIZE AND SYSTEM WEIGHT. VAPOR-COMPRESSION HEAT PUMP RADIATOR CONFIGURATIONS FOR SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEMS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. CONVENTIONAL HEAT PUMP COMPONENTS THAT MUST BE REDESIGNED FOR ZERO-GRAVITY OPERATION ARE BEING HIGHLIGHTED WITH PRELIMINARY MODIFICATIONS IDENTIFIED. SEVERAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION HEAT PUMP CONFIGURATIONS INCLUDING MULTISTAGE HEAT PUMP PAIRS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. IN ADDITION, SEVERAL THERMALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP CONCEPTS ARE BEING EXPLORED. NOVEL HEAT PUMP RELATED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE AND TRANSPORT DESIGNS ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED. A CANDIDATE HEAT PUMP CONFIGURATION IS BEING PROPOSED FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS AND CONSTRUCTION DURING A LATER EFFORT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr R P Scaringe
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corp.
6191 Anchor Lane Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No