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PRESENT ISOTOPIC HEAT SOURCES FOR RADIOSCOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS HAVE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
279
Program Year/Program:
1983 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
279
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1983
Title: PRESENT ISOTOPIC HEAT SOURCES FOR RADIOSCOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS HAVE POTENIALLY SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH TOXICITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $54,232.00
 

Abstract:

PRESENT ISOTOPIC HEAT SOURCES FOR RADIOSCOPE THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS HAVE POTENIALLY SERIOUS PROBLEMS WITH TOXICITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. IT IS DESIRED TO IDENTIFY ALTERNATIVE ISOTOPIC FUELS THAT DO NOT HAVE THESE PROBLEMS. THE PROPOSEDPROGRAM INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNIQUE FOR CONSTANT INPUT POWER AND TEMPERATURE TO THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTERS THROUGH SEVERAL ISOTOPE HALF LIVES. THIS WILL PERMIT THE USE OF NON-WEAPONS GRADE ISOTOPES WITH TOXICITIESAS MUCH AS 10,000 TIMES LESS THAN PU238.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

G. Yale Eastman
7175696551
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601

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