Bearing and Seal-free Pump for Spacecraft Thermal Control

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
54961
Agency Tracking Number:
992034
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
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Izraelev
Vice President
() -
MGroom5420@aol.com
Business Contact:
Dr. Valentin Izraelev
Vice President
(612) 930-0686
MGroom5420@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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