Effective cryogenic fluid management is critical to the success of NASA’s future manned and unmanned long-duration space missions. As part of the ongoing efforts to develop and test a two-phase transfer line chilldown setup at the International Space Station (ISS), a new experimental concept has been developed and is being tested under terrestrial conditions. Jayachandran K Narayanan, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, presented the work to the space community at the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR) annual meeting under the Fluid Physics division.
The NASA-funded project is a joint collaboration among Case Western Reserve University, NASA Glenn Research Centre and HX5, LLC to help in future refueling of spacecraft while in space.
In addition to presenting his work, Narayanan judged the graduate, undergraduate and high school student posters at the ASGSR meeting.