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Advanced Heat Rejection Methods for Space Cryocoolers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0006-08-C-7869
Agency Tracking Number: B073-004-0373
Amount: $99,751.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-004
Solicitation Number: 2007.3
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2008
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2008-02-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2009-08-13
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 John Ikegami
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Research Institution

Future space EO systems will require cryogenic subsystems that are substantially more powerful than those presently in use. Input power levels are expected to increase by a factor of 2X to 4X, necessitating changes from the payload level down to the cryocooler subsystem level. Payload-level changes involve the inclusion of more robust power busses and heat rejection systems, while changes to the cryocooler subsystem will focus on optimization of the internal heat rejection schemes to allow the thermo-mechanical units to run at relatively cool internal operating temperatures despite the increased power load. The South Bay Science and Technology Corporation (SBSTC), as the prime contractor, and Raytheon, as subcontractor, propose to develop high efficiency Closed-Cycle Cryocooler waste heat rejection designs as part of a system solution for electro-optical (EO) space payload power and mass reduction.

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