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Advanced Multi-Temperature Load Cooler

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
57473
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
021NM-0747
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
1490 Lumsden Road Port Orchard, WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Advanced Multi-Temperature Load Cooler
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F29601-02-C-0159
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

"The Air Force needs advanced multistage cryogenic cooling technologies. We propose to adapt cryocooler technology we are currently developing for the AFRL to multistage cooling. Our cryocooler technology has two potential advantages over othertechnologies: (1) more efficient operation at cold load temperatures; and (2) smaller size and lighter weight. These potential advantages will also apply when our cryocooler technology is adapted to multistage cooling. In Phase I, we will demonstratesimultaneous cooling of loads at two temperatures. In Phase II, we will optimize the multistage-cooler configuration, and build and test the optimized cooler. In Phase III, we will sell multistage coolers to the government and private sector. Thecommercial potential of our multistage cooler technology is great because it enables efficient operation at cold temperatures with a compact and lightweight cooler. Commercial applications of our coolers include cooling for: space-based stored cryogensfor space-based lasers, orbit transfer vehicles, and propellant storage depots; space-based detectors; NASA propellant manufacturing on Mars; CMOS circuits; multi-chip modules; filterbanks; high-speed switches; stable oscillators for radar applications;filters for cellular phones; instrumentation for medical monitoring; and primary voltage standards."

Principal Investigator:

Douglas S. Beck
Engineer
2538531703
dbeck23@aol.com

Business Contact:

Douglas S. Beck
President
2538531703
dbeck23@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beck Engineering
3319 21st Ave NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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