ANALYTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF TEST CELLS AND OPTIMIZATION USING MIXED VAPORS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
15687
Agency Tracking Number:
15687
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
253 Humboldt Court, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr G L Hatch
Principal Investigator
(408) 734-1622
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
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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