Conformable Thermoelectric Device for Waste Heat Scavenging in Space Applications

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,995.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CF73P
Agency Tracking Number:
080143
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
T8.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Nanohmics, Inc.
6201 East Oltorf Street, Suite 400, Austin, TX, 78741-1222
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
100651798
Principal Investigator:
Steve Savoy
Principal Investigator
(512) 389-9990
ssavoy@nanohmics.com
Business Contact:
Keith Jamison
President
(512) 389-9990
kjamison@nanohmics.com
Research Institution:
University of New Orleans
Not Available
Office of Sponsor Research
New Orleans, LA, 70148
(504) 280-3185
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
NASA space exploration missions stand to benefit from reliable means to conserve energy that is otherwise given off as waste heat. Thermoelectric generators have demonstrated the potential for scavenging waste heat energy, yet are still limited by technical and geometrical boundaries that must be overcome for long term reliability in applications such as interplanetary missions. To address these limitations, Nanohmics Inc. and Professor Kevin Stokes at the University of New Orleans propose to fabricate conformable thermoelectric generators for long-term radiation resistance in space applications. The proposed device will incorporate thermoelectric p- and n-doped high ZT thermoelectric legs that aredeposited onto a substrate.

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