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SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION METHODS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
2033
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2033
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION METHODS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,000.00
 

Abstract:

MANY NEAR-FUTURE MILITARY SATELLITES WILL HAVE POWER REQUIREMENTS OF FIVE TO TEN KILOWATTS. THIS REQUIREMENT IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO 100 KW OR MORE DURING THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. THE MUCH HIGHER HEAT LOADS EXPECTED ON FUTURE SATELLITES WILL CAUSE THE RADIATOR PANELS TO BECOME A LARGE PART OF THE TOTAL SATELLITE MASS AND THEIR SIZE WILL AFFECT SPACECRAFT STABILITY AND CONFIGURATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL IDENTIFIES A METHOD TO REDUCE RADIATOR SIZE BY A FACTOR OF 10 OR MORE USING HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY. THE PROPOSAL COVERS WORK TO EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM CYCLES, MATERIALS, RELIABILITY, AND OVERALL SYSTEM COMPLEXITY. THE MOST ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE WILL BE IDENTIFIED.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M Shaubach
7175696551

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Rd Lancaster, PA 17601

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