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MAN-PORTABLE MICRO-CLIMATE COOLING SYSTEM

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15893
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15893
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: MAN-PORTABLE MICRO-CLIMATE COOLING SYSTEM
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $493,542.00
 

Abstract:

FUTURE ARMY COMBAT MISSIONS WILL INTRODUCE SIGNIFICANT NEW TECHNOLOGICAL NEEDS FOR THE FOOT SOLDIER. HEAT-PUMP-COOLED PROTECTIVE CLOTHING WILL BE NECESSARY TO ALLOW EXTENDED USE OF PROTECTIVE GARMENTS WITHOUT EXCESSIVE FATIGUE. THE INTENT OF THIS PROPOSAL IS TO INVESTIGATE A NOVEL, LIGHTWEIGHT, OPEN-CYCLE, REVERSE BRAYTON HEAT PUMP FOR PERSONAL COOLING IN A BACKPACK CONFIGURATION. THE PROPOSED DESIGN EMPLOYS A SMALL, LIGHTWEIGHT, HIGH-SPEED CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR/EXPANDER AND INNOVATIVE HEAT EXCHANGER AND IS LIGHTER AND MORE EFFICIENT THAN TRADITIONAL REVERSE BRAYTON METHODS. THIS INNOVATIVE SYSTEM USES AN AMBIENT AIR WORKING FLUID AND COULD ACCOMMODATE BATTLEFIELD FUELS SUCH AS JP-8 FUEL AS THE ENERGY SOURCE. OTHER FUEL SOURCES ARE EASILY ACCOMMODATED. AUXILIARY ELECTRIC POWER WILL ALSO BE GENERATED TO PROVIDE ELECTRICAL ENERGY FOR THE ELECTRONICS THAT THE SOLDIER IS ANTICIPATED TO BE WEARING.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Robert P Scaringe
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corp.
200 Yellow Pl - Pines Industri Al Ctr Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No