High Seed Compressor for Propellant Densification

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,814.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNX11CF16P
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
104644
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
X10.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CO, Arvada, CO, 80002-2707
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
074072554
Principal Investigator:
JasonPreuss
Principal Investigator
(303) 421-8111
jpreuss@barber-nichols.com
Business Contact:
JeffShull
Sales Engineer
(303) 421-8111
jshull@barber-nichols.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
Propellant densification systems particularly for H2 require compression systems developing very large amounts of head. Development of this head requires multiple stages of compressors running at high speed. In the past these compressors have run on grease-packed ball bearings with very limited life. This project will utilize special foil bearings in place of the ball bearings and not only greatly increase bearing life but also permit even higher speed operation which will reduce the number of compression stages and increase system efficiency.

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