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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: F29601-02-C-0210
Agency Tracking Number: 00-0303
Amount: $495,907.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SIERRA LOBO, INC.
308 S. Clover St., Fremont, OH, 43420
DUNS: 928298983
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Mark Haberbusch
 (419) 624-8447
 haberbuschMS@sierralobo.com
Business Contact
 George Satornino
Phone: (419) 332-8690
Email: satorninoGA@sierralobo.com
Research Institution
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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