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A TEST RIG FOR MEASURING THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF STIRLING CYCLE REGENERATORS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10589
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10589
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sunpower, Inc.
182 Mill Street Athens, OH 45701-2627
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: A TEST RIG FOR MEASURING THERMAL PERFORMANCE OF STIRLING CYCLE REGENERATORS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,481.00
 

Abstract:

DESIGN, DATA REDUCTION ANALYSIS, FABRICATION AND INITIAL TESTING WILL BE PERFORMED FOR A STIRLING-CYCLE TEST RIG CAPABLE OF MEASURING THERMAL FLUX ACROSS REGENERATORS UNDER OSCILLATING FLOW CONDITIONS SIMILAR TO THOSE ENCOUNTERED IN MODERN STIRLING MACHINES. THIS WILL BE ACHIEVED BY THE ADDITION OF A HEAT-TRANSFER SUBASSEMBLY TO AN EXISTING PRESSURE-DROP TEST RIG. BOTH THE RIG AND THE DATA REDUCTION PROCEDURE ARE INNOVATIVE. THE RIG WILL BE PARTICULARLY SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT-FORWARD, AND THE DATA REDUCTION PROCESS WILL ENABLE-FOR THE FIRST TIME-BOTH GAS-TO-MATRIX HEAT TRANSFER AND APPARENT AXIAL CONDUCTIVITY TO BE SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURED.

Principal Investigator:

Gary Koester
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sunpower Inc
6 Byard St Athens, OH 45701

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