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ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9662
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9662
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ElectroChem, Inc.
400 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5600 WOBURN, MA 01801-1651
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE (EVCC) IS AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION PROPOSED TO MEET THE SPECIAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY SPACECRAFT. THIS CONCEPT REPLACES THE MECHANICAL COMPRESSOR OF A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM WITH A HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR THAT IS COMPACT, LIGHT WEIGHT, NOISELESS, VIBRATION-FREE, AND HAS NO MOVING PARTS. THE EVCC IS DC POWERED AND CAN BE DIRECTLY INTEGRATED INTO SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. THE ELECTROACTIVE SPECIES ACTS AS THE REFRIGERANT IN A CONVENTIONAL REFRIGERATION CYCLE WHICH CAN PROVIDE THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN MILITARY SPACECRAFT. THE APPROACH TO DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS CONCEPT INCLUDES MATERIALS IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND TESTING WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE. WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, THE EVCC IS ANTICIPATED TO HAVE LOW COST, HIGH COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, EFFICIENCY INDEPENDENT OF SIZE, AND FLEXIBILITY OF DESIGN.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Winod Jalan
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Electro-chem Inc
400 W Cummings Pk Woburn, MA 01801

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