NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T3.01-9697
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination
PROPOSAL TITLE: Innovative Stirling Convertor for Distributed Electric Power from Thermal Energy Recovery

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) proposes to develop a Reliable Stirling Convertor (RSC) prototype free-piston Stirling (FPS) engine designed to address NASA needs for space power applications. This STTR proposal is specifically addressed to Topic T3 (Space Power and Energy Storage), with an emphasis on Subtopic T3.01 (Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination). The RSC offers multifunctional versatility that can efficiently convert thermal energy from a wide variety of heat sources into useful distributed electric power. Examples include capturing waste heat from a rocket exhaust, utilizing concentrated solar power, and conversion of nuclear heat energy from either radioisotope decay or fission energy. The reference design starting point will be the Technology Demonstration Convertor (TDC) that was developed by Infinia Corporation in the 1999 to 2006 time frame as a Radioisotope Power System (RPS). SCCAQ proposes to significantly upgrade the TDC design using newer technology and innovations to increase efficiency and robustness, while reducing size and weight. The proposed effort will be supported by SEEE lab of Temple University and will heavily leverage support from Infinia Technology Corporation.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The ultimate market for the proposed RSC is for application to radioisotope power systems. As such, the only clients are NASA/DOE and their system integration contractors. SCCAQ will support further development in accordance with client needs.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Terrestrial applications

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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