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Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92556
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-072-1225
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: Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0179
Award Amount: $69,930.00
 

Abstract:

The United States Navy (USN) is seeking innovative, power dense bottoming cycles for use in conjunction with microturbines. We propose a transformative and innovative, solid-state heat engine, the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC, US Patent 7,160,839) as an efficient power generator for advanced waste heat recovery for electricity generation. The JTEC technology was given a 2008 Breakthrough Award by Popular Mechanics and has also been featured in IEEE magazine "Spectrum". The engine is a direct heat to electric converter and can operate on a very wide range of heat source temperatures. The JTEC, which operates on the Carnot equivalent Ericsson cycle, can efficiently and directly convert thermal energy to electricity. The targeted power output for the bottoming cycle is 10kW at full load with a source temperature of 260oC. Preliminary models suggest that the JTEC can achieve the goals suggested in this solicitation.

Principal Investigator:

James Muller
Director, Engineering Dev
4045842475
jrmuller@johnsonrd.com

Business Contact:

Tony Pace
Director, Engineering Dev
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