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SmallSat Stirling Cryocooler for Missile Defense (SSC-X)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7409
Agency Tracking Number: B17C-003-0024
Amount: $104,249.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA17-T003
Solicitation Number: 17.C
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-07-17
Small Business Information
6741 Brentwood DR
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
United States
DUNS: 079887244
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Carl S Kirkconnell
 (714) 222-0424
Business Contact
 Carl Kirkconnell
Phone: (714) 222-0424
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 Prof. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan Prof. Mostafa Ghiaasiaan
School of Mechanical Engineering
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-3746
 Nonprofit College or University

West Coast Solutions (WCS), in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Creare LLC, proposes an adaptation of our SmallSat Stirling Cryocooler (SSC) technology in response to STTR Topic MDA17-T003: High-Efficiency, Low-Volume, Space-Qualified Cryogenic-Coolers. In Phase 1 we will scale up a design currently in development for NASA to meet the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) topic requirements. Our approach achieves extreme miniaturization by operating at very high frequency (~200 Hz) while employing a well-established, high efficiency space cryocooler architecture, namely an active Stirling with motor-driven displacer. Termed the “SSC-X” because this version is larger than the 200 mW @ 80K NASA variant, initial modeling results indicate that the MDA version of the SSC will provide 2.3W heat lift at 110K for 17.6 WDC bus power at 300K warm end, all packaged with electronics and cryocooler mount within a 500 cc volume. Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

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