Thermo-Acoustic Convertor for Space Power

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$597,108.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
NNC07CA11C
Award Id:
77686
Agency Tracking Number:
053162
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
182 Mill Street, Athens, OH, 45701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Wood
Principal Investigator
(740) 594-2221
wood@sunpower.com
Business Contact:
Faith Knutsen
Business Official
(740) 594-2221
knutsen@sunpower.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
In Phase Sunpower looked at Thermoacoustic Stirling Heat Engines (TASHEs). These ranged from a TASHE which was sized for the heat from a single General Purpose Heat Source (GPHS), to a larger unit sized for a Venus mission. We also looked at different types of cooler to produce both electrical power and sensor cooling for the Venus application. Computer projected performance and layout drawing were created for all the machines investigated. In Phase II we plan to fabricate, test, and develop the single-GPHS sized coaxial. TASHE designed in Phase I.

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