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An Advanced Light Weight Recuperator for Space Power Systems

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72012
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
033732
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALLCOMP, INC.
209 Puente Avenue City of Industry, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: An Advanced Light Weight Recuperator for Space Power Systems
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNC04CA73C
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) technology holds great promise for power and propulsion demands of NASA current and future deep space explorations. Closed Brayton Cycle (CBC) space power system is one of the most efficient energy conversion technologies for nuclear electric propulsion. There are three heat exchanges in CBC and the recuperator is very important to enhancing CBC efficiency. An advanced light weight recuperator is proposed for reducing mass of the State-of-Art (SOA) metallic recuperator in CBC while improving its performance by using advanced materials. The feasibility of the proposed recuperator will be demonstrated and key technical issues will be investigated during Phase I. Three concept designs of heat exchanger cores will be developed and prototyped. Their performance will be determined. Based on experimental data, a sub-scale recuperator for CBC will be outlined preliminarily. The proposed recuperator is anticipated to offer significant mass saving in comparison with the metallic recuperator.

Principal Investigator:

Mike Wang
Principal Investigator
6263691273
jinliang.wang@allcomp.net

Business Contact:

Wei Shih
Business Offical
6263694572
weishih@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Allcomp Inc.
209 Puente Ave. City of Industry, CA 91746

EIN/Tax ID: 954717619
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No