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Advanced Ram Air Driven Power and Cooling Unit

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70311
Program Year/Program:
2006 / 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 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Advanced Ram Air Driven Power and Cooling Unit
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68335-06-C-0086
Award Amount: $885,306.00
 

Abstract:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation has successfully determined that a small, compact Ram Air Turbine can be internally located in the central section of military stores (pods). This Ram Air Turbine will generate the electrical power, and cooling capacity demanded by the Navy's advanced technology tactical jamming pod. In Phase I, Mainstream Engineering designed a system that produces 74-121 kW of shaft power. This is sufficient shaft power to produce 63-80 kVA of electrical power at 270 VDC and provide a cooling capacity of 56 kW. Mainstream has designed the turbine to exceed the Navy's power requirements over the entire aircraft operating range from sea level to 50,000 feet, and will have a bearing life that exceeds the current system (ALQ-99) by over 25 times. In Phase II, a complete Ram Air Turbine capable of generating over 60 kVA of electrical power and a cooling system capable of providing a cooling capacity of 56 kW will be designed, fabricated, and demonstrated.

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