Application of Russian Thermo-Electric Devices (TEDS) for the US Microgravity Program Protein Crystal Growth (PCG) Project
- Aksamentov, Valery
- Jun. 03, 1996.
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- 1 electronic document
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- Changes in the former Soviet Union have opened the gate for the exchange of new technology. Interest in this work has been particularly related to Thermal Electric Cooling Devices (TED's) which have an application for the Thermal Enclosure System (TES) developed by NASA. Preliminary information received by NASA/MSFC indicates that Russian TED's have higher efficiency. Based on that assumption NASA/MSFC awarded a contract to the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in order to study the Russian TED's technology. In order to fulfill this a few steps should be made: (1) potential specifications and configurations should be defined for use of TED's in Protein Crystal Growing (PCG) thermal control hardware; and (2) work closely with the identified Russian source to define and identify potential Russian TED's to exceed the performance of available domestic TED's. Based on the data from Russia, it is possible to make plans for further steps such as buying and testing high performance TED's. To accomplish this goal two subcontracts have been released. One subcontract to Automated Sciences Group (ASG) located in Huntsville, AL and one to the International Center for Advanced Studies 'Cosmos' located in Moscow, Russia.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19970001345., Accession ID: 97N11164., NAS 1.26:202416., and NASA-CR-202416.
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