HOLOGRAPHIC CONCENTRATORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL ROCKET ENGINES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,976.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6177
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
National Technical Systems
10150 W Jefferson Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
FORREST KEITHLEY
(213) 836-7900
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
CONCEPTS EXIST FOR A NEW FORM OF THERMAL ROCKET PROPULSION SYSTEM. THIS SYSTEM WOULD REQUIRE 10,000 TO 1 SOLAR ENERGY CONCENTRATION TO HEAT THE ROCKETS WORKING MEDIUM. HOLOGRAPHIC CONCENTRATORS CAN BE MADE TO SUPPLY THERMAL WAVELENGTHS TO THE ENGINE AND VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS TO SOLAR CELLS. THEY WOULD ALSO HAVE LOWER LAUNCH VOLUME AND MASS, HAVE SIMPLER DEPLOYMENT AND MOUNTING THAN ALTERNATE METHODS AVAILABLE, SUCH AS INFLATED LENTICULAR MIRRORS.

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