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MICROGRAVITY SONIC PUMP LEVITATOR FURNACE

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10512
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10512
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITE
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI 53717-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: MICROGRAVITY SONIC PUMP LEVITATOR FURNACE
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT PROPOSES TO ADVANCE THE STATE-OF-THE-ART IN MICROGRAVITY CONTAINERLESS PROCESSING AND RESEARCH. THE MICROGRAVITY SONIC PUMP FURNACE (MSPF) CONCEPT IS BASED UPON THE SONIC PUMP LEVITATOR PRINCIPLE THAT PROVIDES RAPID POSITION CONTROL AT MODEST ACCELERATIONS FOR SAMPLES UP TO 4 CM IN DIAMETER, WHILE THE SAMPLE IS HEATED AND MELTED UNDER CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. SPECIFIC SENSOR SYSTEMS WILL BE USED TO MONITOR THE STATE CONDITION OF THE SAMPLE AS IT UNDERGOES PROCESSING. THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROJECT WILL REVIEW THE APPLICABILITY OF THE TECHNOLOGY IN MICROGRAVITY RESEARCH, WILL IMPROVE THE THEORY AND ENGINEERING ANALYSIS MODELS AND DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN CONCEPT.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Eric E Rice

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corp.
402 Gammon Pl #10 Madison, WI 53719

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