Stirling Convertor Controller Development at NASA Glenn Research Center

Abstract: For nearly two decades, NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) has been supporting the development of Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS). NASA desires higher conversion efficiency RPS options that are reliable and robust with long life design. Dynamic conversion, such as Stirling and Brayton, offer the potential for higher conversion efficiencies than current RPS but have yet to be demonstrated in a flight application. The RPS program sent out a solicitation to investigate options for dynamic convers…

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