High-Efficiency Reliable Stirling Generator for Space Exploration Missions

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CE64P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
104117
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X8.05
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1490 Lumsden Road, Port Orchard, WA, 98637-9719
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
054758185
Principal Investigator:
Douglas Beck
Principal Investigator
(360) 876-9710
dbeck23@aol.com
Business Contact:
Douglas Beck
Business Official
(360) 876-9710
dbeck23@aol.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
NASA needs advanced power-conversion technologies to improve the efficiency and reliability of power conversion for space exploration missions. We propose to develop a Stirling generator to meet NASA needs. Our Stirling generator adapts technology we have developed for high-reliability long-life (> 10 years) space-based Stirling-cycle cryocoolers and proprietary compressor and expander technology. Our compressor and expander technology enables near-isothermal compressions and expansions, which allow our Stirling generator to achieve a high percentage of the Carnot thermal efficiency. In Phase I, we will generate a preliminary design of our Stirling generator and project its efficiency. In Phase II, we will build and demonstrate a prototype Stirling generator and deliver the prototype to NASA for functional and environmental testing. In Phase III, we will build and sell Stirling generators for many government and private-sector applications.

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