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Development of the Chemical/Mechanical Heat Pump for More Electric Aircraft…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
28235
Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
28235
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 -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Development of the Chemical/Mechanical Heat Pump for More Electric Aircraft Thermal Control Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $737,593.00
 

Abstract:

This proposal addresses the development of a hybrid chemical/mechanical heat pump, using environmentally acceptable absorbent/refrigerant pairs, for more electric aircraft thermal control systems. Mainstream's chemical/mechanical heat pump incorporates the advantages of both the chemical and mechanical vapor compression systems. The chemical/mechanical heat pump has the potential of meeting the technological needs of more electric aircraft thermal control systems. The system has the capability of using environmentally acceptable working fluids (i.e. non-ozone-depleting substances) and is lubrication-free, eliminating the expensive and time-consuming task of finding suitable lubricants. Preliminary experimental tests have shown that the chemical/mechanical heat pump has higher performance than comparable vapor-compression performances, high-reliability, environmentally acceptable thermal control system for more electric aircraft, resulting in significant energy and system weight savings over other thermal control systems.

Principal Investigator:

Lawrence R. Grzyll
4076313550

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corp
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955

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