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High Efficiency, Long Life, Low Mass Stirling Engine for Low Power Applications

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
56625
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
013588
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: High Efficiency, Long Life, Low Mass Stirling Engine for Low Power Applications
Agency: NASA
Contract: NAS3-02174
Award Amount: $599,897.00
 

Abstract:

The innovation is a small, highly efficient, long life, low mass free-piston Stirling engine for low power applications. This machine is innovative because in addition to its small mass and physical dimensions it is anticipated to have 35 percent higher efficiency than engines now being considered by NASA. The proposed machine is expected to have 32 percent efficiency at a temperature ratio of 2.35 . Analysis work under the Phase I effort is intended to verify the projected efficiency, size, and the ability to manufacture such a unit. Fabrication, testing and development would be carried out under the Phase II effort.

Principal Investigator:

James Wood
Senior Design Engineer/Analyst
7405942221
wood@sunpower.com

Business Contact:

Faith Knutsen
Business Official
7405942221
knutsen@sunpower.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sunpower, Inc.
182 Mill Street Athens, OH 45701

EIN/Tax ID: 310846436
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No