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High Seed Compressor for Propellant Densification

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104644
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X10.01
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Barber-Nichols, Inc.
6325 West 55th Arvada, CO 80002-2707
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: High Seed Compressor for Propellant Densification
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF16P
Award Amount: $99,814.00
 

Abstract:

Propellant densification systems particularly for H2 require compression systems developing very large amounts of head. Development of this head requires multiple stages of compressors running at high speed. In the past these compressors have run on grease-packed ball bearings with very limited life. This project will utilize special foil bearings in place of the ball bearings and not only greatly increase bearing life but also permit even higher speed operation which will reduce the number of compression stages and increase system efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Preuss
Principal Investigator
3034218111
jpreuss@barber-nichols.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Shull
Sales Engineer
3034218111
jshull@barber-nichols.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Barber-Nichols, Inc.
6325 West 55th Arvada, CO 80002-2707

EIN/Tax ID: 840568519
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No