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
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 175
Amount: $49,977.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact
 Dr. Kurt D. Annen
Phone: (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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