An Active Thermal Control System for Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,918.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX08CD17P
Award Id:
88161
Agency Tracking Number:
075651
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Robert Scaringe
Principal Investigator
(321) 631-3550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Michael Rizzo
Business Official
(321) 631-3550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Venus retains many secrets pertaining to its formation and evolution. NASA is interested in expanding its ability to explore the deep atmosphere and surface of Venus through the use of long-lived balloons and landers. Survivability in extreme high temperatures and high pressures is also required for deep atmospheric probes to giant planets. This Phase I proposal discloses technology that will permit operation and survivability in high-temperature/high-pressure planetary environments such as Venus. The goal of this Phase I effort is to demonstrate the feasibility of a very high temperature thermal control system and to experimentally demonstrate a 1251 kJ/Kg thermal storage medium. The successful completion of such an effort requires dramatic advances in technology, areas in which Mainstream has tremendous experience and has excelled in the past. However, although no extremely high temperature heat rejection system has ever been fabricated anywhere in the world, this critical requirement is necessary to achieve long-life operation on Venus and other planets. This effort represents a major leap over the current state of the art, and Mainstream is uniquely suited to perform this task.

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