National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

FY 2018

Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. “Dynamic Radioisotope Power System Considerations and Analysis,” authored by Paul C. Schmitz (Vantage Partners, LLC), June Zakrajsek, and Arthur Louis Qualls. Presented at the IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, Montana, March 3–10, 2018.
  2. “Stirling Convertor Controller Development at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Gina M. Dugala. Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  3. “NASA Electric Aircraft Testbed (NEAT) Single-Aisle Transport Air Vehicle Hybrid Electric Tail-Cone Thruster Powertrain Configuration and Test Results,” authored by Rodger W. Dyson. Presented at the IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  4. “Novel Thermal Energy Conversion Technologies for Advanced Electric Air Vehicles,” authored by Rodger W. Dyson. Presented at the IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  5. “The Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Nuclear Ground Test Results and Lessons Learned,” authored by Marc A. Gibson, David Poston and Patrick McClure (Los Alamos National Laboratory), Thomas Godfroy (Vantage Partners, LLC), Maxwell H. Briggs, and James L. Sanzi (Vantage Partners, LLC). Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  6. “A Comparison of Energy Conversion Technologies for Space Nuclear Power Systems,” authored by Lee S. Mason. Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  7. “Dynamic Power Convertor Development for Radioisotope Power Systems at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Salvatore M. Oriti, Scott Wilson. Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.
  8. “NASA Low Power Stirling Convertor for Small Landers, Probes, and Rovers Operating in Darkness,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, Nicholas A. Schifer, Steven M. Geng, Terry V. Reid, Barry Penswick (Penswick Consulting), and Michael R. Casciani (Vantage Partners, LLC). Presented at the International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, July 9–11, 2018.

NASA Tech Briefs, Technical Memoranda, and Technical Publications

  1. “Electrically Heated Testing of the Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Experiment Using a Depleted Uranium Core,” authored by Maxwell H. Briggs and Marc A. Gibson, James L. Sanzi (Vantage Partners, LLC). NASA/TM-2018-219702, February 2018.
  2. “Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Engineering Unit 2 Anomaly Investigation,” authored by Edward J. Lewandowski, Michael W. Dobbs (Vantage Partners, LLC), Salvatore M. Oriti. NASA/TM-2018-219400, March 2018.
  3. “Radioisotope Heater Unit-Based Stirling Power Convertor Development at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Scott D. Wilson and Steven M. Geng, Lawrence B. Penswick (Consultant), Paul C. Schmitz. NASA/TM-2018-219704, May 2018.
  4. “Hardware Assessment in Support of the Dynamic Power Convertor Development Effort,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, Salvatore M. Oriti, and Nicholas A. Schifer. NASA/TM-2018-219694, May 2018.
  5. “Advanced Stirling Convertor Control Unit Testing at NASA Glenn Research Center in the Radioisotope Power Systems System Integration Laboratory,” authored by Gina M. Dugala and Linda M. Taylor, Michael Kussmaul (ZIN Technologies, Inc.), Michael Casciani (Vantage Partners, LLC), Greg Brown and Joel Wiser (Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, Inc.. NASA/TM-2018-219702, July 2018.
  6. “Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling TechnologY (KRUSTY) Nuclear Ground Test Results and Lessons Learned,” authored by Marc A. Gibson, Dave I. Poston and Patrick McClure (Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC, Los Alamos National Laboratory), Thomas J. Godfroy (Vantage Partners, LLC), Maxwell H. Briggs, James L. Sanzi (Vantage Partners LLC). NASA/TM-2018-219941, October 2018.
  7. “NASA Low-Power Stirling Convertor for Small Landers, Probes, and Rovers Operating in Darkness,” authored by Scott D. Wilson, Nicholas A. Schifer, Steven M. Geng, and Terry V. Reid, Lawrence B. Penswick (Universities Space Research Association), Michael R. Casciani (Vantage Partners, LLC). NASA/TM-2018-219947, November 2018.
  8. “Stirling Convertor Controller Development at NASA Glenn Research Center,” authored by Gina M. Dugala. NASA/TM-2018-219963, November 2018.