High Speed Compressor for Subcooling Propellants
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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CO, Arvada, CO, 80002-2707
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
AbstractPropellant densification systems for LH2 require compression systems that develop significant head. In the past this has required multiple stages of compressors running at high speed on grease-packed ball bearings with very limited life, large heat leak and questionable rotordynamic stability. This project will utilize foil bearings with an innovative feature that will greatly increase bearing life/rotordynamic stability, drastically reduce number of stages and cost while increasing efficiency.
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