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Title: Single-ended counter-rotating radial turbine for space application

Abstract

A single-ended turbine with counter-rotating blades operating with sodium as the working fluid. The single-ended, counter-rotating feature of the turbine results in zero torque application to a space platform. Thus, maneuvering of the platform is not adversely affected by the turbine. 4 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6750316
Patent Number(s):
6049180
Assignee:
TIC; ERA-14-000836; EDB-88-184165
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04N - PICTORIAL COMMUNICATION, e.g. TELEVISION
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02M - APPARATUS FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN AC AND AC, BETWEEN AC AND DC, OR BETWEEN DC AND DC, AND FOR USE WITH MAINS OR SIMILAR POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; 42 ENGINEERING; SPACE VEHICLES; ROTATION; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; DESIGN; TURBINES; INVENTIONS; SODIUM; SPACE FLIGHT; SPACE VEHICLE COMPONENTS; ALKALI METALS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; MACHINERY; METALS; MOTION; POWER SUPPLIES; TURBOMACHINERY; VEHICLES; 320201* - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Transportation- Air & Aerospace; 425002 - Engineering- Power Cycles- Rankine- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Coomes, E P, Wilson, D G, Webb, B J, and McCabe, S J. Single-ended counter-rotating radial turbine for space application. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Coomes, E P, Wilson, D G, Webb, B J, & McCabe, S J. Single-ended counter-rotating radial turbine for space application. United States.
Coomes, E P, Wilson, D G, Webb, B J, and McCabe, S J. Wed . "Single-ended counter-rotating radial turbine for space application". United States.
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abstractNote = {A single-ended turbine with counter-rotating blades operating with sodium as the working fluid. The single-ended, counter-rotating feature of the turbine results in zero torque application to a space platform. Thus, maneuvering of the platform is not adversely affected by the turbine. 4 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {5}
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