Lester A. D'Cruz

Defense Consulting
US Air Force and US DoE funded development of  Thermionic Energy Conversion Systems for Space Propulsion Systems (List of conference papers)



SPACE DEFENSE ELECTRONICS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING

(1992-1995) Materials Scientist, Energy Conversion Technologies                       
  • Managed $200,000 Small Business Innovation Research grant to reproduce missing Russian electrode performance data for critical DOE/Air Force applications; Managed and budgeted partnership with Dutch sub-contractor and Russian subsidiary to repeat experiments and transfer technology to the US
  • Adapted classical surface science model to predict electron emission of coated surfaces at unusually low surface temperatures; Developed a computer program that incorporated modifications and simulated electron emission behavior

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