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COMPACT CLOSED CYCLE BURST POWER SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
2032
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2032
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Space Power Inc.
621 River Oaks Pkwy San Jose, CA 95134
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: COMPACT CLOSED CYCLE BURST POWER SYSTEMS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $320,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE THERMAL ENERGY ABSORPTION, STORAGE AND DISSIPATION CONCEPT THAT ENABLES THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY COMPACT, MANEUVERABLE, CLOSED CYCLE, MULTIMEGAWATT SPACE BURST POWER SYSTEMS. THE CONCEPT CAN BEST BE APPLIED TO THE ADVANCED, HIGH POWER DENSITY, INCORE THERMIONIC BURST POWER SYSTEMS, TO THE POTASSIUM OR SODIUM RANKINE CYCLE REACTOR BURST POWER SYSTEMS; OR, POTENTIALLY, TO MHD BURST POWER SYSTEMS COUPLED TO PULSED GASEOUS CORE NUCLEAR REACTORS. THE CONCEPT FACILITATES REPETITIVE FIRING OF THE BURST POWER SYSTEM ON EACH SUCCESSIVE ORBIT. THE RESULTING POWER SYSTEM CAN BE TESTED AND DEMONSTRATED MANY TIMES AND CAN CONTINUE A STATE OF MAXIMUM READINESS WITHOUT LOGISTICAL SUPPORT. THE RESULTING POWER SYSTEMSCAN BE COMPACT FOR SINGLE VEHICLE LAUNCH WITH PAYLOAD, AND CAN BE SELF DEPLOYED AT OPERATIONAL OR PARKING ORBITS.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph R Wetch
4089261644

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Space Power Inc.
253 Humboldt Ct Sunnyvale, CA 94089

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