Heat Pipe Solar Receiver for Oxygen Production of Lunar Regolith

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CB57P
Agency Tracking Number: 075133
Amount: $99,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: X5.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Hartenstine
 Principal Investigator
 (717) 295-6112
Business Contact
 Jon Zuo
Title: President
Phone: (717) 295-6058
Email: jon.zuo@1-ACT.com
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovative Research project by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop an advanced high temperature heat pipe solar receiver that can be used for the production of oxygen from lunar regolith. ACT proposes a high temperature heat pipe solar receiver that can accept and and transfer the solar thermal energy to the lunar soil, thereby extracting oxygen. The heat pipe design will also be able to isothermalize the reactors, increasing the available area for soil evaporation, and consequently increasing the throughput and efficiency. The overall objective of the Phase I and II programs is to develop a heat pipe solar receiver for the production of oxygen from regolith. In Phase I, the principal objectives are to design the receiver, and fabricate and test a representative heat pipe under simulated conditions. The Phase II program will fabricate and test the full scale heat pipe solar receiver.

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