National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2012

Conference Papers

  1. Advanced Stirling Convertor Durability Testing: Plans and Interim Results,” authored by David W. Meer (SEST, Inc.), Sal Oriti. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  2. ASC-E2 Convertor Characterization Testing,” authored by Zachary Williams. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  3. Development Status of the Fission Power System Technology Demonstration Unit” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Marc Gibson, Steven Geng, Jon Boise Pearson (MSFC), Thomas Godfroy (Maximum Technology Corporation). Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  4. Pathfinding the Flight Advanced Stirling Convertor Design with the ASC-E3,” authored by Wayne A. Wong, Kyle Wilson (Sunpower, Inc.), Eddie Smith (Sunpower, Inc.), Josh Collins (Sunpower, Inc.). Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  5. Performance of an Advanced Stirling Convertor Based on Heat Flux Sensor Measurements,” authored by Scott D. Wilson. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  6. Terrestrial Applications of Extreme Environment Stirling Space Power Systems,” authored by Rodger W. Dyson. Presented at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Energy Tech 2012, Cleveland, Ohio, May 29–31, 2012.
  7. Test Hardware Design for Flight-like Operation of Advanced Stirling Convertors (ASC-E3),” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  8. Testing to Characterize the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Engineering Unit,” authored by Edward Lewandowski. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  9. Thermosyphon Flooding Limits in Reduced Gravity,” authored by Marc A. Gibson, Don A. Jaworske, James Sanzi, Damir Ljubanovic. Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.
  10. Titanium-Water Thermosyphon Gamma Radiation Exposure and Results,” authored by James L. Sanzi (SEST, Inc.), Donald A. Jaworske (RES), Debra Goodenow (DPE). Presented at the 10th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 29–August 1, 2012.

 

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publications:

  1. Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC) Technology Maturation in Preparation for Flight,” authored by Wayne A. Wong, Peggy A. Cornell. NASA/TM-2012-217207, August 2012.
  2. Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC-E2) Performance Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Salvatore Oriti, Scott Wilson. NASA/TM-2011-217102, November 2011.
  3. Benefits of Power and Propulsion Technology for a Piloted Electric Vehicle to an Asteroid,” authored by Carolyn R. Mercer (MXT), Steven R. Oleson (DSB), Michael F. Piszczor (RPV), Lee S. Mason, Kristen M. Bury (DSP), David H. Manzella (DEP), Thomas W. Kerslake (DSP), Jeffrey S. Hojinicki (DSP), John P. Brophy ( JPL). NASA/TM-2012-217274, February 2012.
  4. A Computational Methodology for Simulating Thermal Loss Testing of the Advanced Stirling Convertor,” authored by Terry V. Reid, Scott D. Wilson, Nicholas A. Schifer, and Maxwell H. Briggs. NASA/TM-2012-217287, April 2012.
  5. Development Status of the Fission Power System Technology Demonstration Unit,” authored by Maxwell, H. Briggs, Marc A. Gibson, Steven M. Geng, , Jon Boise Pearson (MSFC), Thomas Godfroy (Maximum Technology Corporation). NASA/TM-2012-217717, September 2012.
  6. Extended Operation of Stirling Convertors at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti. NASA/TM-2012-217289, August 2012.
  7. Lateral Load Testing of the Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC-E2) Heater Head,” authored by Peggy A. Cornell, David L. Krause (RXL), Glen Davis (Sunpower), Malcolm G. Robbie (QinetiQ North America), David A. Gubics (QinetiQ North America). NASA/TM-2011-217103, November 2011.
  8. Natural Convection Cooling of the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Engineering Unit,” authored by Edward J. Lewandowski, Dennis Hill (Lockheed Martin). NASA/TM-2011-217101, November 2011.
  9. Overview of Heat Addition and Efficiency Predications for an Advanced Stirling Convertor,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, terry V. Reid, Nicholas A. Schifer, Maxwell H. Briggs. NASA/TM-2012-217292, March 2012.
  10. A Small Fission Power System for NASA Planetary Science Missions,” authored by Lee Mason, John Casani (JPL), John Elliott (JPL), Jean-Pierre Fleurial (JPL), Duncan MacPherson (JPL), Bill Nesmith (JPL), Michael Houts (MSFC), Ryan Bechtel (Department of Energy), Jim Werner (Idaho National Lab), Rick Kapernick (Los Alamos National Laboratory), David Poston (LANL), Arthur Lou Qualls (ORNL), Ron Lipinski (Sandia National Laboratory), Ross Radel (SNL), Sterling Bailey (Consultant), and Abraham Weitzberg (Consultant). NASA/TM-2011-217099, December 2011.
  11. A Small Fission Power System with Stirling Power Conversion for NASA Science Missions,” authored by Lee Mason, Chad Carmichael (St. Louis University). NASA/TM-2011-217204, December 2011.
  12. Small Radioisotope Power System at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Gina M. Dugala, Martin Fraeman (John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory), David P. Frankford (APL), Dennis Duven (APL), Andrei Shamkovich (APL), Hollis Ambrose (APL), David M. Meer ( Sest, Inc.). NASA/TM-2012-217290, January 2012.