ENHANCED THERMAL RADIATION MECHANICAL JOINTS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
7006
Agency Tracking Number:
7006
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Foster-miller Inc (Currently FOSTER-MILLER, INC.)
350 2nd Ave, Waltham, MA, 02154
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
MR ROGER L DEMLER
(617) 890-3200
Business Contact:
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
COOLING THE INTERNALS OF FUSION REACTORS IS LARGELY DEPENDENT UPON RADIATION. THE HIGH VACUUM CONDITIONS ELIMINATE CONVECTION COOLING AS AN OPTION, AND FRAGILE MATERIALS AND LARGE DIFFERENTIAL THERMAL EXPANSIONS MAKE CONTACT CONDUCTANCE PROBLEMATIC. THIS RESEARCH IS DESIGNED TO ENHANCE THE RADIATION RATE ACROSS MECHANICAL JOINTS IN A VACUUM ENVIRONMENT. CONCEPTS DEVELOPED FOR THE COMPLIANT ATTACHMENT OF HOT TILES AND HEAT TRANSFER CONCEPTS DEVELOPEDFOR CONDUCTION ACROSS JOINTS IN SPACECRAFT RADIATORS ARE COMBINED TO ADDRESS THIS CONCERN. ANALYTICAL MODELS WILL BE DEVELOPED TO COVER THE RANGE OF DESIGN VARIABLES. IN-VACUUM TESTS WILL BE CONDUCTED TO SUPPORT THE ANALYTICAL AND DESIGN EFFORTS.

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