National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2014

Conference Papers/Presentations

  1. “Development Status of the Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit,” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Marc Gibson, and Steven Geng. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  2. “Development of a 12 kWe Stirling Power Conversion Unit for Fission Power Systems – Status Update,” authored by Steven M. Geng, J. Stanley, J.G. Wood, and E. Holliday (Sunpower, Inc.). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  3. Development of NASA’s Small Fission Power System for Science and Human Exploration,” authored by Marc Gibson, Lee Mason, Cheryl Bowman, Dave Poston, Patrick McClure, John Creasy, and Chris Robinson. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  4. “Test Program for Stirling Radioisotope Generator Hardware at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by E.J. Lewandowski, S.M. Oriti, and Matt D. Dolloff. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  5. “Versatile Stirling Technology for Radioisotope and Fission Power Systems,” authored by Lee Mason, June Zakrajsek, and Don Palac. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  6. “Design of the ASRG Engineering Unit 2,” authored by Sal Oriti and Ed Lewandowski. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  7. “Summary of Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC) Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Nicholas Schifer and Sal Oriti. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  8. “NASA GRC Support of the Flight ASRG Project,” authored by Scott D. Wilson and Wayne Wong. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  9. “Continuing Development of the Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC) for NASA RPS,” authored by Wayne Wong, Scott Wilson, and Josh Collins (Sunpower). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space Conference, Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, February 24–27, 2014.
  10. “Development Status of the Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit,” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Marc Gibson, and Steven Geng. Presented at the Inter-Agency Power Group mechanical Working Group Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 13–15, 2014.
  11. “GRC Stirling Power Overview,” authored by Peggy Cornell. Presented at the Inter-Agency Power Group mechanical Working Group Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 13–15, 2014.
  12. “NASA Advanced Stirling Convertor Development Update,” authored by Wayne Wong. Presented at the Inter-Agency Power Group mechanical Working Group Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 13–15, 2014.
  13. “Improving Free-Piston Stirling Engine Specific Power,” authored by Maxwell H. Briggs. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  14. “Development of NASA’s Small Fission Power System for Science and Human Exploration,” authored by Marc Gibson, Lee Mason, Cheryl Bowman, David Poston (Los Alamos National Lab), and Patrick McClure (Los Alamos National Lab). Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  15. “Development and Validation of Linear Alternator Models for the Advanced Stirling Convertor,” authored by Jonathan Metscher and Edward Lewandowski. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  16. “System-Level Testing of the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Engineering Hardware,” authored by Jack Chan, Joel Wiser, Greg Brown, Dominic Florin (all of Lockheed Martin Space Systems), and Salvatore Oriti. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  17. “Parametric System Model for a Stirling Radioisotope Generator,” authored by Paul Schmitz (Vantage Partners). Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  18. “Test Program for Stirling Radioisotope Generator Hardware at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Edward Lewandowski, Salvatore Oriti, Gary Bolotin (JPL). Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  19. “NASA Glenn Research Center Support of the ASRG Project,” authored by Scott Wilson and Wayne Wong. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  20. “Advanced Stirling Convertor (ASC) Development for NASA RPS,” authored by Wayne Wong and Scott Wilson. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  21. “Dynamic Energy Conversion: Vital Technology for Space Nuclear Power,” presented by Lee Mason. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  22. “Gas Turbine Energy Conversion Systems for Nuclear Power Plants Applicable to LiFTR Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor Technology,” authored by Albert Juhasz. Presented at the 2014 Propulsion & Energy Forum, Cleveland, Ohio, July 28–30, 2014.
  23. “Two Phase Titanium Water Heat Pipe for Space Rated Stirling Power Conversion,” authored by Marc Gibson. Presented at the Two-Phase Systems for Ground and Space Applications, Baltimore, Maryland, September 22–26, 2014.
  24. “Stirling-based Power Systems,” authored by Edward Lewandowski. Presented at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, September 5, 2014.

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publications

  1. Structural Dynamics Testing of Advanced Stirling Convertor Components,” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti, Zachary D. Williams. NASA/TM-2013-216544, October 2013.
  2. Alkali Metal Backup Cooling for Stirling Systems – Experimental Results,” authored by Carl Schwendeman, Calin Tarau, William G. Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Peggy A. Cornell. NASA/TM-2013-216591, October 2013.
  3. Variable Conductance Heat Pipe Cooling of Stirling Convertor and General Purpose Heat Source,” authored by Calin Tarau, Carl Schwendeman, William G. Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Peggy A. Cornell, Nicholas A. Schifer. NASA/TM-2013-216592, October 2013.
  4. Testing of the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Engineering Unit at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Edward J. Lewandowski. NASA/TM-2013-217854, November 2013.
  5. External Magnetic Field Reduction Techniques for the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator,” authored by Janis M. Niedra (SAIC, Inc.), Steven M. Geng. NASA/TM-2013-216540, November 2013.
  6. 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. NASA/TM-2013-216543, November 2013.
  7. Small Radioisotope Power System Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Gina Dugala, Salvatore Oriti, Mark Bell (Vantage Partners, LLC), Martin Fraeman (The Johns Hopkins University), David Frankford (The Johns Hopkins University), Dennis Duven (The Johns Hopkins University). NASA/TM-2013-216561, November 2013.
  8. Heat Pipe Powered Stirling Conversion for the Demonstration Using Flattop Fission (DUFF) Test,” authored by Marc A. Gibson, Maxwell H. Briggs, Michael H. Brace, James L. Sanzi (Analex). NASA/TM-2013-216542, December 2013.
  9. Performance Measurement of Advanced Stirling Convertors (ASC-E3),” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti. NASA/TM-2013-216564, December 2013.
  10. Development and Integration of an Advanced Stirling Convertor Linear Alternator Model for a Tool Simulating Convertor Performance and Creating Phasor Diagrams,” authored by Jonathan F. Metscher and Edward J. Lewandowski. NASA/TM-2013-216563, December 2013.
  11. 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). NASA/TM-2013-216549, December 2013.
  12. Investigation of Insulation Materials for Future Radioisotope Power Systems,” authored by Peggy A. Cornell, Frances I. Hurwitz, and David L. Ellis, and Paul C. Schmitz (Vantage Partners, LLC). NASA/TM-2013-216562, December 2013.
  13. “Pathfinding the Flight Advanced Stirling Convertor Design with the ASC-E3,” authored by Wayne A. Wong, Kyle Wilson, Eddie Smith, and Josh Collins (Sunpower, Inc.). NASA/TM-2014-217753, February 2014.

Journal Articles

  1. “Variable Conductance Heat Pipe Operates with Stirling Convertor,” authored by Calin Tarau, Carl Schwendeman, William G. Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.), Peggy A. Cornell, Nicholas A. Schifer, Journal of Energy and Power Engineering.