SPACECRAFT

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Amount:
$49,992.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
1984
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
1749
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Research & Generation
952 57th Street, Oakland, CA, 94608
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 GLENDON M. BENSON
 INVESTIGATOR
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Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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