NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T3.01-9696
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination
PROPOSAL TITLE: 400 W Stirling Convertor for kW-Class Space Power System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (SBC): RESEARCH INSTITUTION (RI):
NAME: SCCAQ Energy, LLC NAME: Temple University
STREET: 432 Heritage Hills Drive STREET: 1947 North 12th Street
CITY: Richland CITY: Philadelphia
STATE/ZIP: WA  99352 - 7839 STATE/ZIP: PA  19122 - 6077
PHONE: (509) 308-2702 PHONE: (215) 204-8530

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Songgang Qiu
sccaqenergy@gmail.com
432 Heritage Hills Dr.
Richland, WA 99352 - 7839
(509) 308-2702

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Songgang Qiu
sccaqenergy@gmail.com
432 Heritage Hills Dr.
Richland, WA 99352 - 7839
(509) 308-2702

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 5
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination 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)
SCCAQ Energy, LLC (SCCAQ), in collaboration with Temple University and Infinia Technology Corporation (ITC), is pleased to propose a Stirling Kilopower Innovative Prototype (SKIP) that is ideally suited for use with fission-based Space Nuclear Power Systems (SNPS) and/or Nuclear Electric Propulsion (NEP) systems. SKIP adapts the ongoing development of a 400-W free-piston Stirling (FPS) engine for terrestrial applications to meet NASA needs for SNPS. This proposal is specifically addressed to STTR Topic T3 (Space Power and Energy Storage), with an emphasis on Subtopic T3.01. The proposed effort will be supported by Temple University SEEE lab personnel and will heavily leverage engineering support from Infinia Technology Corporation (ITC). This proposal is based on adapting newly developed 400-W engine at ITC to current NASA needs for an extremely reliable, robust, and high performance space power engine for Kilopower fission thermal conversion, among other potential power system heat sources. The key change that is needed to develop a SKIP demonstration unit is to modify the heater head to be suitable for interface with a space reactor system as a heat source.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The market for the SKIP-specific device will be initially focused on delivery of NASA space power systems.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The technology developed in the proposed SKIP system, however, has potential commercial applicability to the remote power and combined heat and power generator line that ITC/Qnergy is pursuing.

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.)
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