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TITANIUM/WATER CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOP FOR MANNED ENVIRONMENTS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
5057
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5057
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: 1987
Title: TITANIUM/WATER CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOP FOR MANNED ENVIRONMENTS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,907.00
 

Abstract:

FUTURE SPACE SYSTEMS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY UTILIZE TWO-PHASE HEAT TRANSPORT DEVICES TO MANAGE THEIR COMPLEX THERMAL SYSTEMS. MANY CONCEPTS HAVE BEEN PROPOSED FOR A TWO-PHASE THERMAL BUS SUCH AS HEAT PIPES, CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOPS, AND MECHANICALLY PUMPED LOOPS. THIS PROPOSAL DEFINES A WORK PLAN DIRECTED TOWARDS DEVELOPING A NEW CAPILLARY PUMPED LOOPCONCEPT WHICH UTILIZES RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN HEAT PIPE WICKSTRUCTURES. THE NEW CONCEPT WOULD INCREASE THE OPERATING POWER RANGE OF A CPL TO THAT OF A HEAT PIPE AND ALSO WOULD ELIMINATE THE NEED FOR EXTERNAL CONTROLS AND STARTER PUMPS. TITANIUM/WATER WAS CHOSEN AS THE MATERIAL/FLUID COMBINATION TO ALLOW FOR DIRECT USE IN MANNED ENVIRONMENTS.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Peter M. Dussinger
Project Engineer
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Rd Lancaster, PA 17601

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