NASA STTR 2021-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


   
Proposal Number:          21-1- T14.01-1272
          
          
   
Subtopic Title:
      Advanced Concepts for Lunar and Martian Propellant Production, Storage, Transfer, and Usage
          
          
   
Proposal Title:
      Heat Transfer Correlations for Complete Cryogenic Pool Boiling Curve
          
          

Small Business Concern

   
Firm:
          
Mudawar Thermal Systems Inc.
          
   
Address:
          
3495 Kent Ave, West Lafayette, IN 47906 - 1074
          
   
Phone:
          
(765) 473-3771                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Research Institution:

   
Name:
          
Purdue University-Main Campus
          
   
Address:
          
155 South Grant Street, IN 47907 - 2114
          
   
Phone:
          
(765) 494-6204                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Principal Investigator:

   
Name:
          
Mr. Michael Meyer
          
   
E-mail:
          
im@mudawar.com
          
   
Address:
          
3495 Kent Ave, IN 47906 - 1074
          
   
Phone:
          
(765) 463-3771                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Business Official:

   
Name:
          
Dr. Issam Mudawar
          
   
E-mail:
          
im@mudawar.com
          
   
Address:
          
3495 Kent Ave, IN 47906 - 1074
          
   
Phone:
          
(765) 463-3771                                                                                                                                                                                
          

Summary Details:

   
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :                                                                                                                                                          
Begin: 2
End: 4
          
          
     
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words):

The proposed effort concerns technologies related to cryogenic propellant production, storage, transfer, and usage to support NASA’s in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) goals.  They include a broad range of applications, scales, and environments consistent with future NASA missions to the Moon and Mars.  More specifically, this project will address development of a piecewise-smooth set of correlations for use in lumped node codes to facilitate prediction of the entire cryogenic pool boiling curve (local wall heat flux versus wall-to-fluid temperature difference) encountered in cryogenic storage and transfer systems.  For the Phase I study, focus will be placed on developing a model for critical heat flux (CHF) for both quenching and heating configurations, which will be validated against databases for LHe, LH2, Ar, LN2, LO2, and LCH4.  

          
          
     
Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

The proposed effort concerns technologies related to cryogenic propellant production, storage, transfer, and usage to support NASA’s in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) goals.  They include a broad range of applications, scales, and environments consistent with future NASA missions to the Moon and Mars.  

 

          
          
     
Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words):

Pool boiling is a viable cooling solution for numerous applications, including data centers, hybrid vehicle electronics, and aircraft avionics, Developing a piecewise-smooth set of correlations for use in lumped node codes to facilitate prediction of the entire pool boiling curve is of paramount importance not only to space cryogenic applications, but to these non-NASA applications as well.  

          
          
     
Duration:     8
          
          

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