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Thermo-Acoustic Convertor for Space Power

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
77686
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
053162
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: 2007
Title: Thermo-Acoustic Convertor for Space Power
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC07CA11C
Award Amount: $597,108.00
 

Abstract:

In Phase Sunpower looked at Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engines (TASHEs). These ranged from a TASHE which was sized for the heat from a single General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS), to a larger unit sized for a Venus mission. We also looked at different types of cooler to produce both electrical power and sensor cooling for the Venus application. Computer projected performance and layout drawing were created for all the machines investigated. In Phase II we plan to fabricate, test, and develop the single-GPHS sized coaxial. TASHE designed in Phase I.

Principal Investigator:

James G. Wood
Principal Investigator
7405942221
wood@sunpower.com

Business Contact:

Faith C. 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