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SP-100 REACTOR APPLICATIONS-

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2567
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2567
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mission Medical, Inc.
5670 Stewart Avenue Fremont, CA 94538
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: SP-100 REACTOR APPLICATIONS-
Agency: DOE
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT IS TO DETERMINE THE PRACTICAL FEASIBILITY OF OPERATING SP-100-TYPE THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS (TFES) IN AN ADVANCED SELF-PULSED MODE OF OPERATION. SUCH OPERATION CAN POTENTIALLY GREATLY INCREASE THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TFES. TO ACHIEVE THIS AT PRACTICAL POWER LEVELS, ELECTRODES HAVING AN EMISSION CURRENT CAPABILITY MUCH GREATER THAN THE OUTPUT CURRENT MUST BE USED BUT AT VERY LOW CESIUM PRESSURES. A PRELIMINAR EXPERIMENT WILL DEFINE THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH CESIUM OXIDE VAPOR CAN BE USED TO OBTAIN SUCH CURRENTS AT THE HIGH EMITTER TEMPERATURES AND LOW CESIUM PRESSURE REQUIRED. USING THESE CONDITIONS, THE OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS DURING CONSTANT-CURRENT, SELF-PULSED OPERATION OF AN EXISTING PLANAR RESEARCH CONVERTER WILL BE MAPPED AS A FUNCTION OF THE DOMINANT EXPERI- MENTAL VARIABLES TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM CONDITIONS FOR SUCH OPERATION AND ITS CONTROL. BASED ON THESE RESULTS, THE PRACTICAL FEASIBILITY AND EFFICACY OF THE SELF-PULSED TFE FOR SP-100 APPLICATIONS WILL BE ESTIMATED, AND THE WORK REQUIRED IN PHASE II FOR ITS REDUCTION TO ENGINEERING PRACTICE WILL BE DEFINED.

Principal Investigator:

Dr. ned s. rasor
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
4087341622

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Rasor Associates Inc.
253 Humboldt Court Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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