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MEMS Solid State Semiconductor based Thermionic Converter (“mSSTiC”)
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Phone: (631) 793-8439
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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