Safe, Non-Corrosive Dielectric Fluid for Stagnating Radiator Thermal Control System

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,712.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNJ08JA51C
Agency Tracking Number:
066871
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
X11.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Paragon Space Development Corporation
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, 85714-2221
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
83700229
Principal Investigator:
Christine Iacomini
Principal Investigator
(520) 903-1000
ciacomini@paragonsdc.com
Business Contact:
Carole Hammond
Administrative Services Manage
(520) 903-1000
chammnd@paragonsdc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Paragon Space Development Corporation proposes to develop a single-loop, non-toxic, active pumped radiator design with robust, reliable operation near stagnation regimes as expected to be experienced by NASA's Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), the Lunar Surface Access Module (LSAM) and thermal control systems of the Lunar Base at the lunar pole. This will be achieved through an innovative use of a common terrestrial-application, safe fluid that has lower temperature stalling characteristics over typical space-based radiator fluids. Phase 1 has already shown this fluid to stall per predictions and, through a previous contract, Paragon has demonstrated its capability to perform spacecraft heat rejection. The significance of this work is to understand stagnation behavior, both planned and mitigated, and then design and demonstrate a robust and reliable radiator performance based on this knew found knowledge.

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