New 5 Kilowatt Free‐Piston Stirling Space Converter Developments

@inproceedings{Brandhorst2007New5K,
  title={New 5 Kilowatt Free‐Piston Stirling Space Converter Developments},
  author={H. W. Jun. Brandhorst},
  year={2007}
}
NASA has recently funded development of a 5 kW (or greater) free‐piston Stirling conversion system for reactor power systems. A nominal 5 kW converter allows two of these units to be dynamically balanced. A group of three dual‐convertor combinations would yield the desired 30 kW. The status of this program will be presented. Goals include a specific power in excess of 140 W/kg at the converter level, lifetime in excess of five years and AC output. The initial step is the design and development… CONTINUE READING

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