NASA STTR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-1 T3.01-9698
RESEARCH SUBTOPIC TITLE: Energy Transformation and Multifunctional Power Dissemination
PROPOSAL TITLE: Advanced Stirling Regenerator and Heat Exchanger Assembly for Radioisotope Stirling Space Power

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: 7

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, proposes to develop an Advanced Stirling Regenerator and Heat Exchanger Assembly to significantly increase the performance and durability of Stirling Power systems to address the need for an efficient and robust Radioisotope Power System for space applications. This assembly will be used to replace the heat exchangers and random fiber regenerator of Technology Demonstration Convertor developed by Infinia Corporation in 1999 to 2006. Proposed Principal Investigator, Dr. Songgang Qiu, was at that time PI and the principal designer for the Infinia Stirling Radioisotope Generator program, under which the TDC was developed. Dr. Qiu was co-PI for the micro-machined involute regenerator project under a NASA GRC contract.

The integrated regenerator/heat exchanger assembly will be additively manufactured to increase the efficiency and durability, while reducing the size and weight. The major innovation is additively manufacturing the assembly to have outstanding figure of merit comparable to foil regenerator while improves reliability, better than mesh screen regenerator. The integrated assembly of heat exchangers and regenerator will provide uniform flow throughout the key components to minimize flow separation and flow losses in the plenums and to avoid jetting in the regenerator.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The market for the RSG with ReHX 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 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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