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Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
91672
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0134
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0481
Award Amount: $98,996.00
 

Abstract:

Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc. (JRD) proposes development of a key component for an innovative, highly efficient heat engine that can operate as a versatile power generator and heat pump for either cooling or heating. The Johnson thermo-electrochemical converter (JTEC) is an innovative all solid state heat engine that operates on the Ericsson cycle (Carnot equivalent) and directly converts heat into electrical energy offering the maximum theoretical efficiency available from a heat engine operating between two temperatures. The high JTEC efficiency is achieved by electrochemical reactions facilitated by isothermal transport of hydrogen, the JTEC working fluid. JTEC efficiency is anticipated to be significant fraction of the ideal Carnot efficiency while still maintaining practical power densities. Successful development of a JTEC critical component would provide revolutionary thermal management and energy conversion capabilities to DoD platforms and weapon systems.

Principal Investigator:

Davorin Babic
CTO
4045842475
dbabic@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Tony Pace
COO
4045842475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

JOHNSON RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CO., INC.
263 Decatur Street Atlanta, GA 30312

EIN/Tax ID: 581973838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No