Densified Cryogen System for Maximum Storage and Delivery Performance in Zero-Gravity

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$495,907.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F29601-02-C-0210
Award Id:
47462
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0303
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
308 S. Clover St., Fremont, OH, 43420
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
928298983
Principal Investigator:
Mark Haberbusch
(419) 624-8447
haberbuschMS@sierralobo.com
Business Contact:
George Satornino
(419) 332-8690
satorninoGA@sierralobo.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The design and analytical modeling of an optimized cryogenic liquid storage system utilizing densified cryogen technology and innovative packaging techniques to minimize environmental heat leak is proposed. This Phase II effort also includes thefabrication and liquid nitrogen testing of a full-length lightweight flexible sensor array capable of both temperature measurement and vapor/liquid detection for mass gauging. Detailed design and analysis of an experimental prototype will be completed toenable future full-scale liquid hydrogen testing of the proposed low temperature cryogen liquid storage system. Several options for accelerating the deployment of the system are also proposed. This work builds on the successful Phase I effort thatresulted in two feasible concepts that addressed the identified requirements and constraints of the Space Based Laser and provide improved performance relative to the current baselined reactant storage system.

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