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Development of a Compact Power Generation Turbine and Cooling System

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70311
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N043-239-1064
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 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Development of a Compact Power Generation Turbine and Cooling System
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-05-C-0067
Award Amount: $79,977.00
 

Abstract:

Military aircraft currently utilize an externally bladed ram air turbine to provide electrical power for military stores (pods). This current system has several disadvantages, first, an externally blade turbine located at the cone of the pod increases the aerodynamic drag of the aircraft. Second, with the turbine located at the leading edge of the pod, the forward end of the advanced technology tactical jamming pod can not be utilized for jamming equipment. Mainstream Engineering has developed an innovative method to locate a turbine internally in the military stores. This system is capable of generating the required power for equipment such as the advanced technology tactical jamming pod for the EA-18G advanced airborne electronic attack aircraft. In addition to electrical generation ability, a novel approach for providing active cooling for electronic equipment aboard the pod has been developed. The proposed system has significant advantages over ram air turbines currently used by DoD.

Principal Investigator:

Brian Tews
PI/Mechanical Engineer
3216313550
bet@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

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