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A LONG-LIFE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP FOR HELIUM II TRANSFER

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5098
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5098
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A LONG-LIFE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP FOR HELIUM II TRANSFER
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,810.00
 

Abstract:

NASA CURRENTLY HAS SEVERAL ASTROPHYSICS MISSIONS PLANNED IN WHICH HELIUM REPLENISHMENT IS IMPORTANT. ONE OF THE TWO LEADING CANDIDATE REPLENISHMENT SYSTEMS REQUIRES A MECHANICAL PUMP. THIS PROGRAM IS INTENDED TO DEVELOP A LONG-LIFE CENTRIFUGAL PUMP TO MEET THESE REQUIREMENTS. IN PHASE I, A PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF A SMALL HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGAL PUMP WILL BE PERFORMED. THE PUMP WILL BE DESIGNED FOR SPACE INFRARED TELESCOPE FACILITY (SIRTF). THE PROPOSED APPROACH INCLUDES THE USE OF SELF-ACTING TILT PAD BEARINGS WHICH OPERATE IN HELIUM TO PROVIDE RELIABLE, LONG TERM OPERATION WITHOUT CONTAMINATION OR WEAR.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Dr. herbert sixsmith
INVESTIGATOR
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.o. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

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