National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2013

Journal Articles

  1. “Dynamic Energy Conversion: A Vital Technology for Space Nuclear Power,” authored by Lee S. Mason. American Society of Civil Engineers Aerospace Division. November 2012.

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publications

  1. Cold-end Subsystem Testing for the Fission Power System Technology Demonstration Unit,” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Marc Gibson, David Ellis, and James Sanzi (Vantage Partners/RPT). NASA/TM-2013-216545, August 2013.
  2. Kilowatt-Class Fission Power Systems for Science and Human Precursor Missions,” authored by Lee Mason, Marc Gibson. NASA/TM-2013-216541, September 2013.
  3. Thermosyphon Flooding in Reduced Gravity Environments,” authored by Marc Andrew Gibson. NASA/TM-2013-216536, September 2013.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  1. Alkali Metal Backup Cooling for Stirling Systems – Experimental Results,” authored by Carl Schwendeman (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), William G. Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Peggy A. Cornell. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  2. Cold-end Subsystem Testing for the Fission Power System Technology Demonstration Unit,” authored by Maxwell H. Briggs, Marc A. Gibson, David L. Ellis (RXA), James L. Sanzi (Analex). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  3. Development of a Phasor Diagram Creator to Visualize the Piston and Displacer Forces in an Advanced Stirling Convertor,” authored by Edward Lewandowski, Dipanjan Saha (University of Connecticut). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  4. “The DUFF Experiment – What Was Learned,” authored by David I. Poston, Patrick R. McClure, David D. Dixon (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Marc A. Gibson. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  5. External Magnetic Field Reduction Techniques for the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator,” authored by Steven M. Geng, Janis M. Niedra (SAIC). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  6. Heat Pipe Powered Stirling Conversion for the Demonstration Using Flattop Fission (DUFF) Test,” authored by Marc A. Gibson, Maxwell H. Briggs, Michael H. Brace (DPE), James L. Sanzi (Analex). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  7. Kilowatt-class Fission Power Systems for Science and Human Precursor Missions,” authored by Lee S. Mason, Marc A. Gibson, Dave Poston (Los Alamos National Laboratory). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  8. “A Simple, Low-Power Fission Reactor for Space Exploration Power Systems,” authored by David I. Poston, David D. Dixon, Patrick R. McClure (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Marc A. Gibson. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  9. Structural Dynamics Testing of Advanced Stirling Convertor Components,” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti, Zachary D. Williams. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  10. Summary of Stirling Convertor Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center in Support of Stirling Radioisotope Power System Development,” authored by Nicholas A. Schifer, Salvatore M. Oriti. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  11. Lap Shear Testing of Candidate Radiator Panel Adhesives,” authored by D. L. Ellis, Maxwell Briggs, R. McGowan. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 25–28, 2013.
  12. Development and Integration of an Advanced Stirling Convertor Linear Alternator Model for a Tool Simulating Convertor Performance and Creating Phasor Diagrams,” authored by Edward Lewandowski, Jonathan Metscher (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University). Presented at the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 15–17, 2013.
  13. Investigation of Insulation Materials for Future Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS),” authored by Peggy A. Cornell, Frances I. Hurwitz (RXP), David L. Ellis (RXA), Paul C. Schmitz (Vantage). Presented at the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 15–17, 2013.
  14. Performance Measurement of Advanced Stirling Convertors (ASC-E3),” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti. Presented at the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 15–17, 2013.
  15. Small Radioisotope Power System Testing at NASA GRC,” authored by Gina M. Dugala, Salvatore M. Oriti, Mark E. Bell (Vantage), Martin Fraeman (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), David Frankford (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory), Dennis Duven (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory). Presented at the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 15–17, 2013.
  16. Variable Conductance Heat Pipe Cooling of Stirling Convertor and General Purpose Heat Source,” Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), William G. Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Peggy A. Cornell, Nicholas A. Schifer. Presented at the 11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, San Jose, California, July 15–17, 2013.