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MEMS Solid State Semiconductor based Thermionic Converter (“mSSTiC”)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC21C0355
Agency Tracking Number: 212280
Amount: $124,961.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A1
Solicitation Number: SBIR_21_P1
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-05-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2022-03-19
Small Business Information
100 Remington Blvd
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779-6910
United States
DUNS: 078466424
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Tiliakos
 (631) 219-3483
Business Contact
 Robert Bakos
Phone: (631) 793-8439
Research Institution

In response to NASA SBIR 2020 Phase I Solicitation Topic A1.07 ldquo;Electric Power Generation Via Thermionic Conversion for Hypersonic Applicationsrdquo;, Innoveering and the University of Michigan have teamed to submit a proposal to design and develop our novel MEMS Solid-state Semiconductor based Thermionic Converter (ldquo;mSSTiCrdquo;) system. The Ph I goal is to design the mSSTiC into a testable prototype capable of generating a few W/cm2 via its location at strategic locations within the hypersonic platform generating very high internal temperature gradients (DT): isolator exit, combustor, nozzle throat. The Innoveering teamrsquo;s innovative mSSTiC system shall meet all of NASArsquo;s requirements by providing efficient, reliable electrical power generation, utilizing an array of MEMS (MicroElectro-Mechanical Systems) based thermionic converter modulesnbsp;situated in an array configurationnbsp;surrounding an internal component within the hypersonic platform.

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