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Novel Regenerators for Use Below 35 Kelvin

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
91515
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-010-0087
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Atlas Scientific
1367 Camino Robles Way San Jose, CA 95120-4925
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Novel Regenerators for Use Below 35 Kelvin
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0054
Award Amount: $99,739.00
 

Abstract:

Future MDA missions will require various enhancements in multi-stage cryocoolers. These include increased efficiency, reduced vibration and reductions in overall system mass and power consumption. For the small coolers required, pulse tube and Stirling coolers offer the best opportunities. At present, the efficiency of these coolers is limited by the effectiveness of low-temperature-stage regenerators. Below about 60 K, two factors play key roles in reducing the effectiveness of regenerators. One is that the heat capacity of most materials falls rapidly with decreasing temperature, thereby, severely limiting the number of useful materials to a few in common use. A second factor is that these commonly used materials are only available in powder form, a form known to raise reliability issues. In this effort, we will address both factors. We will use newly developed materials with high heat capacities at temperatures below 60 K, higher than that of commonly used materials. Further, we will use a novel low-temperature regenerator matrix that will address both the aspect of high-efficiency and regenerator durability. Both the void fraction and the ratio of surface area to solid fraction of the regenerator matrix will be varied to achieve high efficiency

Principal Investigator:

Ali Kashani
Program Director
4085070906
akashani@atlasscientific.com

Business Contact:

Ali Kashani
Program Director
4085070906
akashani@atlasscientific.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATLAS SCIENTIFIC
1367 Camino Robles Way San Jose, CA 95120

EIN/Tax ID: 770281491
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No