Electrical Energy Recovery from Gas Turbine Exhaust

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26341
Amount: $69,856.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6373 Nancy Ridge Drive, San Diego, CA, 92121
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel T. Allen
 (619) 535-9343
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Thermionic, thermoelectrica nd thermo-photovoltaic direct heat-to-electric power conversion technologies are to be considered for the auxiliary power requirements of gas turbine-powered rotocraft. These converters will comprise a bottoming cycle deriving source heat from the propulsion turbine exhaust. Various concepts and configurations of these direct conversion technolgoies will be explored and analyzed. The most promising feasible conceptual designs will be compared. The comprison will evaluate issues concerning power-to-weight ratio, specific fuel consumption and integration and interaction with the propulsion turbine. Also considered will be packaging, materials, conrols, power conditioning, reliability and cost. A preliminary design of the most viable concept will culminate the Phase I effort along with comparative system performance data relative to a baseline system.

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government