COMPACT CLOSED CYCLE BURST POWER SYSTEMS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$320,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award Year:
1987
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
2032
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Space Power Inc.
253 Humboldt Ct, Sunnyvale, CA, 94089
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Joseph R Wetch
 (408) 926-1644
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN INNOVATIVE THERMAL ENERGY ABSORPTION, STORAGE AND DISSIPATION CONCEPT THAT ENABLES THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERY COMPACT, MANEUVERABLE, CLOSED CYCLE, MULTIMEGAWATT SPACE BURST POWER SYSTEMS. THE CONCEPT CAN BEST BE APPLIED TO THE ADVANCED, HIGH POWER DENSITY, INCORE THERMIONIC BURST POWER SYSTEMS, TO THE POTASSIUM OR SODIUM RANKINE CYCLE REACTOR BURST POWER SYSTEMS; OR, POTENTIALLY, TO MHD BURST POWER SYSTEMS COUPLED TO PULSED GASEOUS CORE NUCLEAR REACTORS. THE CONCEPT FACILITATES REPETITIVE FIRING OF THE BURST POWER SYSTEM ON EACH SUCCESSIVE ORBIT. THE RESULTING POWER SYSTEM CAN BE TESTED AND DEMONSTRATED MANY TIMES AND CAN CONTINUE A STATE OF MAXIMUM READINESS WITHOUT LOGISTICAL SUPPORT. THE RESULTING POWER SYSTEMSCAN BE COMPACT FOR SINGLE VEHICLE LAUNCH WITH PAYLOAD, AND CAN BE SELF DEPLOYED AT OPERATIONAL OR PARKING ORBITS.

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