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SBIR Phase I: Active Heat Sink for Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
98784
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
0944663
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
CT1
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aqwest LLC
8276 Eagle Road Larkspur, CO 80118-8224
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: SBIR Phase I: Active Heat Sink for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
Agency: NSF
Contract: 0944663
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

This SBIR Phase I project will investigate an active heat sink that is required for hybrid electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids that provide improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. The project will validate the active heat sink concept for inverter cooling directly by engine coolant at 105 deg C or by ambient air. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be that success in this project will advance further investigation of liquid metal cooling science and technology. That, in turn, might lead to a breakthrough combining pump physics, heat transfer, material compatibility, and packaging into a device needed to win broader acceptance for liquid metal cooling theory leading to reduced weight and life time of systems proposed for electronics. This would potentially result in improved fuel economy and reduced emissions of pollutants.

Principal Investigator:

John Vetrovec
MEE
3036810456
jvetrovec@aqwest.com

Business Contact:

John Vetrovec
MEE
3036810456
jvetrovec@aqwest.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aqwest LLC
8276 Eagle Road Larkspur, CO 80118

EIN/Tax ID: 264588795
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No