Concepts NREC

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 56
Total Value of Awards $13.1MM
First Award Date 01/01/87
Most Recent Award Date 06/13/16

56 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 18
Budget: 06/13/16 - 12/12/18

Supercritical CO2 cycles have the potential to significantly improve efficiency and reduce emissions in power generation. However, the unique fluid dynamic properties of supercritical CO2 that enable these higher efficiencies also complicate the design and layout of the system, particularly its turbomachinery components. The problem stems specif...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 15
Budget: 06/13/16 - 03/12/17

According to a 2014 study commissioned by the Department of Energy, hydropower from more than 3 million untapped streams in the United States could potentially generate 65 gigawatts of electricity and help to reduce greenhouse emissions and pollution. However, the development of hydropower has been limited by several obstacles, as described by t...

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-188
Budget: 03/31/14 - 06/29/16

ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver propellant at the required pressure and cavitation induced instabilities are a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 14-1-H2.03
Budget: 01/01/14 - 12/31/14

Zero net positive suction head (NPSH)-capable hydrogen pump inducers are a critical component needed to lower the cost and increase the effectiveness of Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engines. Zero NPSH pumps need to be able to pump up to 55% vapor fraction by volume without significant head fall-off. Current technology inducers can pump liq...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 06C-2012
Budget: 01/01/13 - 12/31/13

Increased use of Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) combined with engine downsizing has pushed automotive turbocharger compressor operation towards and often beyond its efficient and stable operating boundaries. Much of the drive cycle is spent operating the compressor at low flow rates and low pressure ratios, near the compressor surge line, in an...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Air Force
Topic: AF121-188
Budget: 07/10/12 - 04/10/13

ABSTRACT: Cavitation which leads to head falloff and feed system instabilities are a constant source of problems for the low net positive suction head (NPSH) pumps that are needed for advanced liquid rocket engines. Head falloff limits the pumps capability to deliver propellant at the required pressure and cavitation induced instabilities are a...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Army
Topic: A11-053
Budget: 08/25/11 - 02/21/12

Our preliminary assessment, based on skillful deployment of advanced aerodynamics with considerations for synergistic aerodynamic and functional integration of the electric drive motor and heat exchanger with the fan, establishes the basis for an Total-to-Static eff. of 85+% in the installed performance of the fan module that promise to enhance ...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Navy
Topic: N103-229
Budget: 03/09/11 - 09/09/11

Concepts NREC will perform a feasibility analysis of a Brayton Cycle-based, supercritical CO2 (S-CO2) system to recover waste heat from an MT-30 gas turbine used in marine applications. The S-CO2 cycle has been promoted in several DOE studies as an efficient prime mover system for heat sources less than 1500 oF. A preliminary feasibility analysi...

Phase 2 STTR

Institution: Brigham Young University

Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Topic: 09-2-T9.01
Budget: 01/01/11 - 12/31/11

The proposed innovation provides a way to design low flow coefficient inducers that have higher cavitation breakdown margin, larger blade angles, thicker more structurally robust blades, and better off-design flow stability than the current state-of-the-art designs. The technology will increase the structural, stability, and suction margin of i...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 06 C-2010
Budget: 01/01/10 - 12/31/10

An oscillating water-air column (OWC) is one of the most technically viable and efficient options for converting wave energy into useful electric power. However, there is a need to increase the overall energy conversion efficiency of the OWC system from its current 25% efficiency to improve the economics necessary for an OWC to compete effective...

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