NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 171 S3.01-9909
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Power Generation and Conversion
PROPOSAL TITLE: Meso-Scale Ericsson Power Generation System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Inventherm
8000 Innovation Park Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70820 - 7400
(225) 247-3555

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Jason Hugenroth
jason.hugenroth@inventherm.com
8000 G S R I, Ave., Bldg 3000
Baton Rouge, LA 70820 - 7400
(225) 247-3555

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr. Jason Hugenroth
jason.hugenroth@inventherm.com
8000 Innovation Park Dr., Bldg 3000
Baton Rouge, LA 70820 - 7400
(225) 247-3555

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 3
End: 5

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Power Generation and Conversion 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)
Inventherm's patented meso-scale Ericsson power generation system (MEPS) will be used as the enabling technology for radioisotope generators that exceed the performance of existing Stirling power conversion systems. The system will meet or exceed the solicitation specifications including operating at efficiencies greater than 25%, with a life greater than 10 years while being compact and light weight. It is anticipated that the conversion efficiency will exceed 40% with a power density over 100 We/kg.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Radioisotope power conversion for satellites and extraterrestrial rovers.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Suitable for supplementing or replacing batteries in many industrial, consumer and military devices. The energy density of the system is over ten times that of rechargeable lithium ion batteries when liquid fuels are used as the fuel source. Potential applications include power for portable respiratory devices, wearable cooling garments, portable soldier power. The device can use solar thermal energy, biomass and waste heat as an energy source as well.

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.)
Conversion
Generation
Machines/Mechanical Subsystems
Microfabrication (and smaller; see also Electronics; Mechanical Systems; Photonics)
Processing Methods

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