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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ08JA51C
Agency Tracking Number: 066871
Amount: $599,712.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: X11.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
3481 E. Michigan Street, Tucson, AZ, 85714-2221
DUNS: 83700229
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christine Iacomini
 Principal Investigator
 (520) 903-1000
Business Contact
 Carole Hammond
Title: Administrative Services Manage
Phone: (520) 903-1000
Research Institution
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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