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TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9371
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Energy Technology,
P.o. Box 327 La Jolla, CA 92038
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: TRANSPORT ASSESSMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

STAR-C IS A HIGH PERFORMANCE NUCLEAR SPACE POWER SYSTEM THAT CAN BE UTILIZED BY NEAR TERM MILITARY SPACE PROGRAMS FOR SURVEILLANCE AND COMMUNICATIONS WHICH OPERATE IN THE POWER RANGE OF A FEW TO 30 KWE. IT IS A SMALL, LOW MASS, POWER SYSTEM THAT IS EASILY INTEGRATED INTO THE SPACECRAFT AND IT HAS VERY HIGH SURVIVABILITY CHARACTERISTICS. STATIC HEAT TRANSFER AND REDUNDANT, STATIC POWER CONVERSION PROVIDED HIGHLY RELIABLE PERFORMANCE. THE EXCELLENT OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE STAR-C IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE USE OF RELATIVELY HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE REACTOR CORE. AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO DEMONSTRATE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT THERE WILL BE NO SIGNIFICANT MASS TRANSPORT OF MATERIALS FROM THE REACTOR CORE. THE DESIGN OF THE REACTOR CORE AND THE SELECTION OF MATERIALS HAS BEEN SPECIFICALLY BASED ON MINIMIZING THE TRANSPORT OF CORE MATERIALS.THE PURPOSE OF THIS SBIR PROPOSAL IS TO EVALUATE THE EXTENT OF POSSIBLE MASS TRANSPORT AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF VERIFICATION EXPERIMENTS. MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED FOR DESIGNING THE SYSTEM TO MEET LIFETIME AND PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Gary O Fitzpatrick
6194554310

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Energy Technology Inc
16966 Cloudcroft Dr Poway, CA 92064

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