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Lattice Regenerative Cooling Methods (LRCM)

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
114301
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X2.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Orbital Technologies Corporation
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Lattice Regenerative Cooling Methods (LRCM)
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CD97P
Award Amount: $125,000.00
 

Abstract:

ORBITEC proposes to develop and demonstrate a novel cooling concept called Lattice Regenerative Cooling Methods (LRCM) for future high thrust in-space propulsion systems. Incorporation of ORBITEC's innovative lattice structures in the fabrication of thrust chambers for expander cycle engine systems will maximize the heat transfer into the coolant fluid, expand design options, enable substantial cost savings, and reduce lead times for component fabrication. Using rapid prototyping technology, the LRCM hybrid fabrication approach allows for the rapid casting of near-net shape metallic thrust chamber components. The lattice passages allow for turbulent flows through the cooling jacket which induces mixing in the coolant. During Phase I, monolithic chamber wall sections incorporating the LRCM lattice structure will be fabricated and tested in a hot-fire test conditions in ORBITEC's propulsion testing facilities.

Principal Investigator:

J. Arthur Sauer
Principal Investigator
6082292752
sauerc@orbitec.com

Business Contact:

Eric Rice
CEO
6082292730
knaufs@orbitec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Orbital Technologies Corporation
Space Center, 1212 Fourier Drive Madison, WI -

EIN/Tax ID: 391628664
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No