SPACECRAFT

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1749
Amount: $49,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
952 57th Street, Oakland, CA, 94608
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 GLENDON M. BENSON
 INVESTIGATOR
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THIS PROJECT ASSESSES THE RELATIVE BENEFITS AND PENALTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF DISPERSED AND CENTRALIZED REFRIGERATION/HEAT PUMPS FOR THERMAL CONTROL OF SPACECRAFT. THE PERFORMANCE AND LIMITATIONS OF FREE-PISTON STIRLING CYCLE HEAT PUMPS (EITHER LINEAR ELECTRIC MOTOR OR FREE-PISTON STIRLING ENGINE DRIVEN) FOR SPACECRAFT WASTE HEAT MANAGEMENT WILL BE DETERMINED, AND THE CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR DRIVEN STIRLING HEAT PUMP WILL BE DEMONSTRATED THROUGH LABORATORY TESTING OF A BREADBOARD MODEL CONFIGURED FOR PUMPING WASTE HEAT TO AN ELEVATED REJECTION TEMPERATURE.

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