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Status of NASA"s Stirling Space Power Converter Program

Status of NASA"s Stirling Space Power Converter Program

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington, DC], [Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Stirling engines.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames E. Dudenhoefer and Jerry M. Winter.
    SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 104512.
    ContributionsWinter, Jerry M., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15355982M

    The radioisotope power conversion systems of interest are, Stirling, Thermoelectrics (TE), and Thermophotovoltaics (TPV). All proposed energy conversion technologies must be able to operate in deep space environments with high radiation and wide-temperature operations (°C to >°C). The advanced Stirling radioisotope generator (ASRG) was a radioisotope power system first developed at NASA's Glenn Research Center. It uses a Stirling power conversion technology to convert radioactive-decay heat into electricity for use on spacecraft.

      Help NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support For questions about the NASA SBIR/STTR solicitations, the proposal preparation and electronic submission process, and other program related areas, please contact the NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support Office. Phone: Email: [email protected] NASA SBIR/STTR Program Support is available Monday through Friday from . NASA gives the go-ahead to fuel the Mars rover's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, which will power rover and help keep it warm while exploring Mars. To choose the best type of power for a spacecraft, engineers consider where it is traveling, what it plans to do there and how long it will need to work.

    technologies for use with both Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) and Fissions Surface Power Systems (FSPS) for many decades[1, 2, 3]. Under NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Planetary Science Theme, Technology Program, GRC is developing the next generation of Advanced Stirling Convertors (ASC) for use in the DOE/LockheedCited by: Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; Record of the 10th Intersociety energy conversion engineering conference: John Clayton conference cente Programmatic status of NASA's CSTI high capacity power Stirling space power converter program [microform.


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Status of NASA"s Stirling Space Power Converter Program Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Status of NASA's Stirling Space Power Converter Program. [James E Dudenhoefer; Jerry M Winter; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.].

Get this from a library. Programmatic status of NASA's CSTI high capacity power Stirling space power converter program. [James E Dudenhoefer; United States. National Aeronautics Status of NASAs Stirling Space Power Converter Program book Space. Status of NASA's Stirling Space Power Converter Program James E.

Dudenhoefer and Jerry M. Winter Lewis Research Center Cleveland, Ohio Prepared for the 26th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference cosponsored by the ANS, SAE, ACS, AIAA, ASME, IEEE, and AIChE Boston, Massachusetts, AugustNASA.

The Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC) is being developed by Sunpower, Inc. for NASA’s Glenn Research Center (GRC) with critical technology support tasks led by GRC. The goal of the ASC project, which is funded by NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, is to develop a highly efficient, low mass, reliable power convertor for future Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS).

An overview is presented of the NASA free-piston stirling space power converter technology program. The authors discuss Stirling experience in space and progress toward K and K Stirling space power converters.

Fabrication is nearly completed for the K component test power converter (CTPC); results of motoring tests of the cold end ( K), are : Jerry M. Winter and James E. Dudenhoefer. The objective of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) Program is to develop power systems and technologies that will enable or improve the effectiveness of future space science by: The status of test activities with the Space Power Research Engine (SPRE) is discussed.

Design deficiencies are gradually being corrected and the power converter is now outputting kWe at a temperature ratio of 2 (design output is kWe).Author: James E.

Dudenhoefer. NASA Glenn Research Center has been supporting the development of high-efficiency Stirling power convertors for potential use in Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS) for over a decade.

Stirling convertors are engines that convert heat into electricity by oscillating a linear alternator. Seeking information on systems and technologies that could be developed for future deep space missions. NASA Issues Request for Information on Stirling Power Systems | NASA.

Another top tech- nical challenge is the wide variety of power needs for aeronautical and space missions. Depending on the power levels and the duration of use, the power system of choice will vary (Figure 2)—thus requiring a complex suite of technology to be de- veloped to support NASA's.

This month [email protected] will publish a series of stories about the technology of space exploration--and what advances in technology are needed to send human and robotic explorers across the solar system.

Today's installment, "Space Power," is the first. NASA has recently funded development of a 5 kW (or greater) free‐piston Stirling conversion system for reactor power systems. A nominal 5 kW converter allows two of these units to be dynamically balanced. A group of three dual‐convertor combinations would yield the desired 30 kW.

The status of this program will be presented. Goals include a specific power in excess of W/kg at the Author: Henry W. Brandhorst. Free‐piston Stirling power converters have the potential to meet the many future space power requirements for a wide variety of applications with less mass, better efficiency, and less total area (collector and radiator) than other power converter options.

These benefits result in significant dollar savings over the projected mission by: 3. III. Free Piston Stirling Background Figure 2: 25 kW Space Power Demonstrator Engine (ca ) In the s, NASA developed a 25 kW free-piston Stirling Space Power Demonstrator Engine for the SP program.

Figure 2 shows a photograph of that convertor. This system consisted of. NASA and the Department of Energy are developing an Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG) as the next generation power system for. Engineer Sal Oriti examines the test setup for a Stirling-cycle engine in the Thermal Energy Conversion Branch lab at NASA Glenn.

The engineering team has set a run-time record for the engine at full power, with overhours of cumulative operation, since Status of NASA's Stirling Space Power Converter Program [microform] / James E. Dudenhoefer and Jerry M. Comparative survey of dynamic analyses of free-piston Stirling engines [microform] / M.

David Kankam and Calibration and comparison of the NASA Lewis free-piston Stirling engine model predictions with RE “Maturing Technologies for Stirling Space Power Generation,” authored by Scott D. Wilson and Brentley C. Nowlin, Michael W. Dobbs (Vantage partners, LLC), Paul C.

Schmitz (Power Computing Solutions, Inc), James Huth (Converter Source) NASA/TM, December Radioisotope Power for NASA’s Space Science Missions Briefing to Outer Planets Advisory Group Ma Leonard A.

Dudzinski Program Executive, Radioisotope Power Systems Program NASA Headquarters, Science Mission Directorate PRE-DECISIONAL. FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY 2 Outline. RPS History. RPS Technologies Performance Comparison. RPS. The component technology program has been organized as part of the NASA Lewis effort to develop Stirling converter technology for space power applications.

The Stirling space power program is part of the High Capacity Power element of the NASA Civil Space Technology Initiative (CSTI).Cited by: 2. NASA had planned to complete development of two Advanced Stirling Radioistope Genertor (ASRG) units for flight bybut chose to discontinue development of a system in late NASA's Glenn Research Center will continue development and testing of Stirling technology for potential use by future space exploration missions.NASA's RPS Program Office has recently investigated a new Stirling to Flight (S2F) initiative with the objective of developing a – We Stirling generator system.Stirling engine technology is rooted in the creative tinkering of Scottish brothers, Robert and James Stirling.

They invented the Stirling engine in STC has advanced Stirling engine technology, bringing it from the s into the Space Age. These type engines are unparalleled in energy efficiency.