THE OBJECT OF THE PROPOSED STUDY IS TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION OF THE FEASIBILITY AND PREDICTED PERFORMANCE OF A CLASS OF PULSED SPACE POWER SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZED BY THE USE OF (A) INTER-PULSE ENERGY STORATE IN FLYWHEELS, (B) THERMAL STORAGE FOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$49,977.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
175
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aerodyne Research Inc.
45 Manning Road, Billerica, MA, 01821
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
Dr. Kurt D. Annen
(617) 663-9500
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE OBJECT OF THE PROPOSED STUDY IS TO CONDUCT AN EVALUATION OF THE FEASIBILITY AND PREDICTED PERFORMANCE OF A CLASS OF PULSED SPACE POWER SYSTEMS CHARACTERIZED BY THE USE OF (A) INTER-PULSE ENERGY STORATE IN FLYWHEELS, (B) THERMAL STORAGE FOR INTERMEDIATE TIMES (1 HOUR), (C) A SOLAR DRIVEN CLOSED BRAYTON CYCLE WITH CERAMIC COMPONENTS AND HIGH PEAK TEMPERATURE. NUCLIAR SOURCES COULD BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE SOLAR HEATER. THIS TYPE OF SYSTEM IS OF INTEREST FOR SPACE-BASED LASERS AND FOR CERTAIN ELECTRIC PROPULSION APPLICATIONS. PRELIMINARY ESTIMATES INDICATE A STRONG POTENTIAL FOR LIGHTWEIGHT, LONG LIFE AND OPERATIONAL FLEXIBILITY. THE STUDY WOULD CONSIST OF A COMBINATION OF SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION AND CRITICAL COMPONENT EVALUATION STUDIES.

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