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ORTHO-PARA CONVERSION IN SPACE BASED HYDROGEN DEWAR SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11906
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11906
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.
2010F Franklin Street Huntsville, AL 35804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: ORTHO-PARA CONVERSION IN SPACE BASED HYDROGEN DEWAR SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $496,541.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW CATALYST CONFIGURATION IS PROPOSED FOR PARA-ORTHO CONVERSION OF HYDROGEN. THIS ENDOTHERMIC REACTION CAN HAVE A SIGNIFICANT REFRIGERATION EFFECT AND IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR LONG TERM CRYOGENIC STORAGE OF LIQUID HYDROGENON-ORBIT. THE PROPOSED EFFORT ENTAILS INVESTIGATION OF; SUITABLE CATALYTIC MATERIALS, FLOW FRICTION FACTOR AND HEAT TRANSFER CORRELATIONS, PROCESSING TRADE STUDIES, AND SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION. THE SPECIFIC INNOVATION LIES IN THE USE OF A HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY SUPPORT FOR THE CATALYST MATERIAL. THEREFORE, THE HEAT OF CONVERSION CAN BE EFFICIENTLY TRANSFERRED TO THE APPROPRIATE THERMAL STATION. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PHASE I PROGRAM, A PROTOTYPE CATALYTIC CONVERTER WILL BE DESIGNED.

Principal Investigator:

John B. Hendricks
President
2055368629

Business Contact:

Mary t. hendricks
VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION
2055368629
Small Business Information at Submission:

Alabama Cryogenic Engineering,
P.o. Box 2470 Huntsville, AL 35804

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