HEAT PUMP AUGMENTED SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$499,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
6082
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corp.
6191 Anchor Lane, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr R P Scaringe
 (305) 631-5911
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
FUTURE MILITARY SPACE MISSIONS WILL INTRODUCE SIGNIFICANT NEW TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS FOR SPACECRAFT ENERGY SYSTEMS. HEAT PUMP AUGMENTED SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEMS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO REDUCE RADIATOR SIZE AND SYSTEM WEIGHT. VAPOR-COMPRESSION HEAT PUMP RADIATOR CONFIGURATIONS FOR SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION SYSTEMS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. CONVENTIONAL HEAT PUMP COMPONENTS THAT MUST BE REDESIGNED FOR ZERO-GRAVITY OPERATION ARE BEING HIGHLIGHTED WITH PRELIMINARY MODIFICATIONS IDENTIFIED. SEVERAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION HEAT PUMP CONFIGURATIONS INCLUDING MULTISTAGE HEAT PUMP PAIRS ARE BEING INVESTIGATED. IN ADDITION, SEVERAL THERMALLY DRIVEN HEAT PUMP CONCEPTS ARE BEING EXPLORED. NOVEL HEAT PUMP RELATED THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE AND TRANSPORT DESIGNS ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED. A CANDIDATE HEAT PUMP CONFIGURATION IS BEING PROPOSED FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS AND CONSTRUCTION DURING A LATER EFFORT.

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