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Novel, High-Temperature Power-Generation for Long Duration Hypersonic Platforms

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-17-C-2216
Agency Tracking Number: F15A-T39-0331
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF15-AT39
Solicitation Number: 2015.0
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2016
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-10-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-01-31
Small Business Information
1665 E. 18th Street Suite 112, Tucson, AZ, 85719
DUNS: 058268652
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Margaret Chiang
 (310) 261-2075
 margaret.chiang@physics-math.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Kremeyer
Phone: (520) 903-2345
Email: kremeyer@physics-math.com
Research Institution
 Texas A&M University
 Heather Henry
 400 Harvey Mitchell Parkway South, Suite 300
College Station, TX, 77845
 (979) 847-7614
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The ability to convert extreme aerodynamic heating into electricity via thermoelectric generators presents a unique opportunity to leverage this otherwise undesirable condition. The harvested energy can be used to power the significant electrical demand of a hypersonic/long range vehicle while also aiding in managing high temperatures. To address this need for an high temperature thermoelectric generator, we will develop a novel scheme that leverages material properties and configurations to transmit selected wavelength ranges that are most efficiently converted into electricity. In this way,novel system is a very efficient heat-shield and insulator as well as a highly-efficient energy converter, thereby boosting heat to electricity conversion efficiency.

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