Xenon Systems for Electric Propulsion
Description: Systems engineering and trade studies of xenon refueling concepts, flow control and tankage configurations.
Client: Peerless Technologies Corporation
Status: Initial phase completed.
Largest Liquid Hydrogen Dewar: No-Loss Storage & Densification
Description: Design of the largest liquid hydrogen dewar tank in history that will hold 1.25 million gallons of liquid hydrogen. System eliminates boil-off and provides densification capability with an integrated cryogenic refrigeration unit and internal heat exchanger. Storage capacity is 50% greater than the current record holder that supported space shuttle launches for over 39 years. Performed under subcontract to Sierra Lobo and BRPH.
Customer: NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Status: Design completed and accepted by NASA. Construction scheduled for 2019.