Bearing and Seal-free Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 992034
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
620 South 14th Avenue, Hopkins, MN, 55343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr. Izraelev
 Vice President
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Business Contact
 Dr. Valentin Izraelev
Title: Vice President
Phone: (612) 930-0686
Research Institution
ABI's innovation is a novel centrifugal pump, which will not have bearings, shaft, and seals. The impeller in this pump would rotate in a stable position in the center of the pump housing. The balance of all hydodynamic forces acting on impeller achieves stability. This pump will have high reliability, durability, and low cost in reduced mass, power and volume configuration, which are required in an active cooling system for a spacecraft thermal control. In addition, the relatively large clearances between the impeller and the housing allow particulates to pass through the pump without freezing the impeller. No commercially available pump offers these performance characteristics.

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