Foil Gas Bearing Supported Quiet Fan for Spacecraft Ventilation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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R&D DYNAMICS CORPORATION
15 Barber Pond Rd, Bloomfield, CT, 06002-1421
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AbstractDeveloping a quiet fan for Environmental Control and Life Support systems to enhance the livable environment within the spacecraft has been a challenge. A Foil Gas Bearing Supported Fan is proposed which will be quiet, efficient, reliable, contamination free, compact, and lightweight. In Phase I a set of foil gas bearings necessary to prove out the feasibility of the program will be manufactured and tested. In Phase II a complete prototype fan will be manufactured and tested incorporating the technology proved out in Phase I. In Phase III the developed fan will be system tested for airworthiness.
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