National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2016

Conference Papers/Presentations

  1. “NASA’s Nuclear Power Capability: Current Landscape, Past Approaches and Future Prospects,” authored by Lee Mason. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  2. “Stirling Research Laboratory Activities at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Salvatore Oriti. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  3. “Status of the Development of a Low-Cost Radiator for Fission Surface Power Thermal Control-II,” authored by Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Taylor Maxwell (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Bill Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Matthew Wrosch (Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.), and Maxwell Briggs. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  4. “Optimized Heat Pipe Backup Cooling System Tested with a Stirling Convertor,” authored by Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Carl Schwendeman (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Nick Schifer, and William Anderson Advanced Cooling Technologies). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  5. “Status of Stirling Power System Modeling Capabilities,” authored by Jonathan Metscher, Terry Reid, and Paul Schmitz (Power Computing Solutions Inc.). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  6. “Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator EU2 Anomaly Investigation,” authored by Edward Lewandowski. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  7. “Maturing Technologies for Stirling Space Power,” authored by Scott Wilson. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  8. “Nuclear Systems Technology Demonstration Unit (TDU) Test Summary,” authored by Maxwell Briggs. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  9. “Optimized Heat Pipe Backup Cooling System Tested with a Stirling Convertor,” authored by Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Carl Schwendeman (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Nick Schifer, and William Anderson Advanced Cooling Technologies). Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  10. “Status of the Development of Low Cost Radiator for Surface Fission Power-II.” authored by Calin Tarau (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Taylor Maxwell (Advanced Cooling Technologies), William Anderson (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Corey Wagner (Advanced Cooling Technologies), Matthew Wrosch (Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.), and Maxwell Briggs. Presented at the Nuclear and Emerging Technologies for Space 2016 Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, February 22-25, 2016.
  11. “Project Prometheus & GRC Capabilities in Nuclear Power,” authored by Lee Mason. Presented to DLR Ralph Jansen, Embassy of Canada, Cleveland, Ohio, April 15, 2016.
  12. “Intelligent (Autonomous) Power Controller Development for Human Deep Space Exploration,” authored by Paul Raitano, James Soeder, and Anne McNelis. Presented at the Space Power Workshop Manhattan Beach, California, April 24-27, 2016.
  13. “NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT Overview,” authored by Rodger Dyson. Presented at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Northern Ohio Section, Cleveland, Ohio, May 3, 2016.
  14. Space Technology Mission Directorate Game Changing Development Program,” authored by Maxwell Briggs. Presented at the Interagency Advanced Power Group, Mechanical Working Group Meeting, Adelphi, Maryland, May 17-19, 2016.
  15. “Active Vibration Reduction of the Advanced Stirling Convertor,” authored by Scott Wilson, Jonathan Metscher, and Nick Schifer. Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  16. “Improving Power Density of Free-Piston Stirling Engines,” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Joseph Prahl Case (Western Reserve University), and Kenneth Loparo (Western Reserve University). Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  17. “Performance Testing of High Temperature Linear Alternator for Stirling Convertors,” authored by Jonathan Metscher, and Steven Geng. Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  18. “Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator EU2 Anomaly Investigation,” authored by Edward Lewandowski, Michael Dobbs (Vantage Partners), and Salvatore Oriti. Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  19. “Maturing Technologies for Stirling Space Power Generation,” authored by Scott Wilson, Brent Nowlin, Michael Dobbs (Vantage Partners), Paul Schmitz (Power Computing Solutions, Inc.), and James Huth (Converter Source LLC). Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  20. “Two-Step Multi-Physics Analysis of an Annular Linear Induction Pump for Fission Power Systems,” authored by Steven Geng and Terry Reid. Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.
  21. “Fission Surface Power Technology Demonstration Unit Test Results,” authored by Maxwell Briggs, Marc Gibson, Steven Geng, and James Sanzi (Vantage Partners). Presented at the 14th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah, July 25-28, 2016.

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publication

  1. NASA Glenn Steady-State Heat Pipe Code GLENHP: Compilation for 64- and 32-Bit Windows Platforms,” authored by Leonard K. Tower, and Steven Geng. NASA/TM-2016-219100, July 2016.