MINIATURE GAS BEARING TURBOEXPANDER FOR AIRCRAFT ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATING SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
9577
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
Po Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Walter L Swift
(603) 643-3800
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE NEED FOR EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE SUPPLY OF OXYGEN ON BOARD COMBAT AND TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT. THE PROPOSED EFFORT SPECIFICALLY INVOLVES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIATURE HIGH SPEED TURBOEXPANDER FOR A HYBRID OXYGEN SYSTEM FOR ON-BOARD OXYGEN GENERATION AND STORAGE. THE TURBOEXPANDER IS A CRITICAL COMPONENT IN AN OPEN CYCLE REFRIGERATION STAGE WHICH USES ENGINE BLEED AIR TO LIQUEFY OXYGEN SUPPLIED FROM AN OXYGEN CONVERTER. IN PHASE I, THE PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF THE TURBOEXPANDER WILL BE ESTABLISHED. THE KEY ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED INCLUDE THE TURBOEXPANDER'S PERFORMANCE AND THE ROBUSTNESS OF THE GAS BEARING SYSTEM OVER THE RANGE OF ANTICIPATED OPERATION IN THE OPEN CYCLE ENVIRONMENT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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