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High-Efficiency Reliable Stirling Generator for Space Exploration Missions

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104117
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.05
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High-Efficiency Reliable Stirling Generator for Space Exploration Missions
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CE64P
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

NASA needs advanced power-conversion technologies to improve the efficiency and reliability of power conversion for space exploration missions. We propose to develop a Stirling generator to meet NASA needs. Our Stirling generator adapts technology we have developed for high-reliability long-life (> 10 years) space-based Stirling-cycle cryocoolers and proprietary compressor and expander technology. Our compressor and expander technology enables near-isothermal compressions and expansions, which allow our Stirling generator to achieve a high percentage of the Carnot thermal efficiency. In Phase I, we will generate a preliminary design of our Stirling generator and project its efficiency. In Phase II, we will build and demonstrate a prototype Stirling generator and deliver the prototype to NASA for functional and environmental testing. In Phase III, we will build and sell Stirling generators for many government and private-sector applications.

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Principal Investigator
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
Business Official
3608769710
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beck Engineering, Inc.
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA 98637-9719

EIN/Tax ID: 743039093
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No