Foil Gas Bearing Supported Quiet Fan for Spacecraft Ventilation

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,994.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX09CE46P
Agency Tracking Number:
084337
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
R&D Dynamics Corporation
15 Barber Pond Road, Bloomfield, CT, 06002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
798021085
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Giri Agrawal
Principal Investigator
(860) 726-1204
agragiri@rddynamics.com
Business Contact:
Dennis Burr
Business Official
(860) 726-1204
DENNISB@RDDYNAMICS.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Developing 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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