National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2017

Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. “Dynamic Radioisotope Power System Development for Space Exploration,” authored by Arthur Louis Qualls (Department of Energy), Paul C. Schmitz (Vantage Partners, LLC), Jeffrey J. Rusick, June Zakrajsek, David F. Woerner (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Dirk Cairns-Gallimore (Department of Energy). Presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 4–11, 2017.
  2. “Radioisotope Heater Unit-Based Stirling Power Convertor Development at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, Steve M. Geng, Lawrence Penswick (L. Barry Penswick, Consultant), and Paul C. Schmitz (Vantage Partners, LLC). Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10–12, 2017.
  3. “Development of a Low Inductance Linear Alternator for Stirling Power Convertors,” authored by Steven M. Geng, Nicholas A. Schifer. Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10–12, 2017.
  4. “Advanced Stirling Convertor Control Unit Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center in the Radioisotope Power Systems System Integration Laboratory,” authored by Gina M. Dugala, Linda M. Taylor, Michael T. Kussmaul (ZIN Technologies, Inc.), Michael R. Casciani (Vantage Partners LLC), and Gregory M. Brown, and Joel Wiser (Lockheed Martin Coherent). Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10–12, 2017.
  5. “Electrically Heated Testing of the Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology (KRUSTY) Experiment Using a Depleted Uranium Core,” authored by Maxwell H. Briggs, Marc A. Gibson, and James L. Sanzi (Vantage Partners, LLC). Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10–12, 2017.
  6. “Hardware Assessment in Support of the Dynamic Power Convertor Development Effort,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, Salvatore M. Oriti, and Nicholas A. Schifer. Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10–12, 2017.

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publication

  1. “NASA’s Kilopower Reactor Development and the Path to Higher Power Missions,” authored by Marc A. Gibson and Steven R. Oleson, Dave I. Poston and Patrick McClure (Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory). NASA/TM-2017-219467, October 2017.
  2. “Development of a Low-Inductance Linear Alternator for Stirling Power Convertors,” authored by Steven M. Geng and Nicholas A. Schifer. NASA/TM-2017-219699, November 2017.