NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 S1.09-7182
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Cryogenic Systems for Sensors and Detectors
PROPOSAL TITLE: High Capacity, High Efficiency 10 to 20 K Pulse Tube Cryocooler

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Madison CryoGroup, LLC
8540 Greenway Boulevard, #203
Middleton, WI 53562 - 4705
(608) 338-8387

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Maddocks
jamesmaddocks@att.net
8540 Greenway Boulevard, #203
Middleton, WI 53562 - 4705
(608) 338-8387

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
James Maddocks
jamesmaddocks@att.net
8540 Greenway Boulevard, #203
Middleton, WI 53562 - 4705
(608) 338-8387

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Cryogenic Systems for Sensors and Detectors is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Closed-cycle cryocooler alternatives currently available for space applications in the temperature range of 10 to 20 K are not well suited to the requirements of such applications. In many cases reliability is low and vibration high. In other cases, coolers are too massive and inefficient. However, such coolers are often important components in enabling many of the advanced sensor and detector technologies of the future. This proposal describes a two-stage pulse tube cooler (PTC) that combines a bootstrap staging configuration with an innovative second-stage design to deliver cooling in the range of 10 to 20 K. The proposed cooler contains four innovative concepts that together will overcome the limitations of current cryocooler technologies and improve efficiency while simultaneously reducing mass.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential NASA and DoD applications include, for example, missions that require the improved signal to noise ratios obtainable with on-focal plane, high-resolution, analog-to-digital (A/D) data converters, based on the Josephson effect, which require cryogenic supporting technology.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Potential commercial applications include cryopumps for use in the electronics manufacturing industry, cooling superconducting magnets for MRI systems and squid magnetometers used in the medical industry.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Active Systems
Cryogenic/Fluid Systems

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