ANALYTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TEST CELLS AND OPTIMIZATION USING MIXED VAPORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$50,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1991
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
15687
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rasor Associates Inc
253 Humboldt Court, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr G L Hatch
 Principal Investigator
 (408) 734-1622
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
BY USE OF CESIUM-OXYGEN MIXED VAPORS (CS/O) IT MAY BE POSIBLE TO AS MUCH AS DOUBLE THE OUTPUT POWER AND EFFICIENCY OF THERMIONIC FUEL ELEMENTS AND THE ASSOCIATED SPACE NUCLEAR POWER SYSTEMS. IN PHASE I OF THIS RESEARCH, THE ELECTRICAL AND THERMAL OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE USSR TOPAZ CORE-LENGTH TFES AND SIMILAR US TFE DESIGNS ARE ANALYTICALLY MODELED USING THE TECMDL COMPUTER PROGRAM. THIS MODEL, TOGETHER WITH THE COAD CS/O COADSORPTION COMPUTER PROGRAM, IS USED TO EVALUATE THE POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT IN TFE PERFORMANCE BY USE OF CS/O. A CS/O SOURCE IS DESIGNED FOR PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE TFE TESTS IN PHASE II.

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