A Liquid Hydrogen Cooler with a Cooling Capacity of 20 Watts

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,908.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CF47P
Agency Tracking Number:
084705
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
X7.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Atlas Scientific
1367 Camino Robles Way, San Jose, CA, 95120-4925
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
938515913
Principal Investigator:
James Maddocks
Principal Investigator
(608) 265-4246
jmaddocks@atlasscientific.com
Business Contact:
Ali Kashani
Business Official
(408) 507-0906
akashani@atlasscientific.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
For the future spaceport and long-term storage of liquid hydrogen NASA requires cryocoolers that can provide cooling power in the range of 20 watts at 20 K. The closed-cycle cooling alternatives currently available for such applications are not well suited to the requirements. In many cases reliability is low and vibration high. In other cases coolers are too massive and inefficient. This proposal describes a two-stage pulse tube cryocooler that combines several innovative design features. The proposed pulse tube will be light-weight, efficient, reliable, vibration free, and easy to integrate with cryogenic dewars.

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