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Revolutionary Quick Chill Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82357
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-164-0177
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Revolutionary Quick Chill Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00164-07-C-6065
Award Amount: $599,159.00
 

Abstract:

Keeping vending machines on a Naval ship filled with soda can be very time consuming as a result of the distance from the storerooms to the vending machines, lack of transportation aids, and the high per capita consumption rate of those onboard the ship. As manpower needs increase, devoting large amounts of time (up to six man-years for large ships) to stock these vending machines becomes a larger problem. A chill-on-demand technology would be an ideal solution to the unnecessary labor used filling vending machines. In the Phase I effort, Mainstream Engineering has demonstrated a technology capable of chilling a can of soda 25oF in 10 seconds. In this Phase II effort, Mainstream Engineering will transition its QwikChillTM Instant Can Cooler to a commercial product, available for production assembly and sale at the end of the Phase II option contract. This effort will include investigation and design of the optimal user interface, reliability testing, design optimization, production tooling, development of written and interactive maintenance manuals, and manufacturing production prototypes.

Principal Investigator:

R. P. Roth
PI/Mechanical Engineer
3216313550
rpr@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 Cente Rockledge, FL 32955

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