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Large scale cryogenic fluid systems testingNASA Lewis Research Center's Cryogenic Fluid Systems Branch (CFSB) within the Space Propulsion Technology Division (SPTD) has the ultimate goal of enabling the long term storage and in-space fueling/resupply operations for spacecraft and reusable vehicles in support of space exploration. Using analytical modeling, ground based testing, and on-orbit experimentation, the CFSB is studying three primary categories of fluid technology: storage, supply, and transfer. The CFSB is also investigating fluid handling, advanced instrumentation, and tank structures and materials. Ground based testing of large-scale systems is done using liquid hydrogen as a test fluid at the Cryogenic Propellant Tank Facility (K-site) at Lewis' Plum Brook Station in Sandusky, Ohio. A general overview of tests involving liquid transfer, thermal control, pressure control, and pressurization is given.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1992
Subject Category
Research And Support Facilities (Air)
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:109735
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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