SPACECRAFT HEAT REJECTION METHODS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2033
Amount: $499,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert M Shaubach
 (717) 569-6551
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
MANY NEAR-FUTURE MILITARY SATELLITES WILL HAVE POWER REQUIREMENTS OF FIVE TO TEN KILOWATTS. THIS REQUIREMENT IS EXPECTED TO GROW TO 100 KW OR MORE DURING THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS. THE MUCH HIGHER HEAT LOADS EXPECTED ON FUTURE SATELLITES WILL CAUSE THE RADIATOR PANELS TO BECOME A LARGE PART OF THE TOTAL SATELLITE MASS AND THEIR SIZE WILL AFFECT SPACECRAFT STABILITY AND CONFIGURATIONS. THIS PROPOSAL IDENTIFIES A METHOD TO REDUCE RADIATOR SIZE BY A FACTOR OF 10 OR MORE USING HEAT PUMP TECHNOLOGY. THE PROPOSAL COVERS WORK TO EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE SYSTEM CYCLES, MATERIALS, RELIABILITY, AND OVERALL SYSTEM COMPLEXITY. THE MOST ATTRACTIVE ALTERNATIVE WILL BE IDENTIFIED.

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