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High Speed Compressor for Subcooling Propellants

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
124552
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
H2.01
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: 2013
Title: High Speed Compressor for Subcooling Propellants
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX13CG09P
Award Amount: $124,974.00
 

Abstract:

Propellant densification systems for LH2 require compression systems that develop significant head. In the past this has required multiple stages of compressors running at high speed on grease-packed ball bearings with very limited life, large heat leak and questionable rotordynamic stability. This project will utilize foil bearings with an innovative feature that will greatly increase bearing life/rotordynamic stability, drastically reduce number of stages and cost while increasing efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

Jason Preuss
Project Engineer
3034218111
jpreuss@barber-nichols.com

Business Contact:

Jeff Shull
Business Official
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