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CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
17049
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
17049
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALYTIC POWER LLC
2-X Gill Street Woburn, MA 01801
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: CRYOGENIC REFRIGERATION SYSTEMS
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,872.00
 

Abstract:

A NEW APPROACH TO CLOSED-CYCLE, CRYOGENIC COOLING WILL BE DEVELOPED USING A POLYMER-MEMBRANE-BASED, ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN CRYOSTAT THAT EMPLOYS OXYGEN AS THE TWO-PHASE WORKING FLUID IN A MODIFIED LINDE-HAMPSON, DOUBLE-EXPANSION CYCLE. THE CYCLE PERMITS THE USE OF ADVANCED MEMBRANES IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR. IMPROVEMENTS IN SIZE AND COST BY A FACTOR LEAST TWO, WITH NO INCREASE IN COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE, ARE PROJECTED. LIKE OTHER ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSORS, THIS ELECTROCHEMICAL CRYOSTAT HAS NO MOVING PARTS. PHASE I ADDRESSES THE FEASIBILITY ISSUES SURROUNDING THE CRYOSTAT WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOTH ANIONIC AND CATIONIC CELL PERFORMANCE. AN APPROACH TO WATER MANAGEMENT FOR THE CRYOSTAT WILL BE ANALYTICALLY INVESTIGATED. A NEW APPROACH TO CLOSED-CYCLE, CRYOGENIC COOLING WILL BE DEVELOPED USING A POLYMER-MEMBRANE-BASED, ELECTROCHEMICALLY DRIVEN CRYOSTAT THAT EMPLOYS OXYGEN AS THE TWO-PHASE WORKING FLUID IN A MODIFIED LINDE-HAMPSON, DOUBLE-EXPANSION CYCLE. THE CYCLE PERMITS THE USE OF ADVANCED MEMBRANES IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR. IMPROVEMENTS IN SIZE AND COST BY A FACTOR LEAST TWO, WITH NO INCREASE IN COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE, ARE PROJECTED. LIKE OTHER ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSORS, THIS ELECTROCHEMICAL CRYOSTAT HAS NO MOVING PARTS. PHASE I ADDRESSES THE FEASIBILITY ISSUES SURROUNDING THE CRYOSTAT WITH AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOTH ANIONIC AND CATIONIC CELL PERFORMANCE. AN APPROACH TO WATER MANAGEMENT FOR THE CRYOSTAT WILL BE ANALYTICALLY INVESTIGATED.

Principal Investigator:


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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Analytic Power Corp
Po Box 1189 Boston, MA 02117

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