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DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAT PIPE THERMAL MANIKIN WITH AN IRRIGATED SKIN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
12681
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
12681
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Measurement Technologies
240 South Ridge Idaho Falls, ID 83402
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAT PIPE THERMAL MANIKIN WITH AN IRRIGATED SKIN
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $250,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE ACCURACY OF CLO VALVES MEASURED WITH A THERMAL MANIKIN IS STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SKIN TEMPERATURE IS KNOWN. SPATIAL AND SET-POINT TEMPERATURE VARIATIONS COMBINE TO INCREASE THE ERROR IN THE MEASUREMENT. ADDITIONALLY, EVAPORATIVE COOLING ACCOUNTS FOR A SIGNIFICANT THERMAL LOSS IN MOST CLOTHING SYSTEMS. MEASUREMENT TECHNOLOGY NORTHWEST (MTNW) PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE ADAPTATION OF HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY TO A 17 ZONE COPPER THERMAL MANIKIN. THIS DESIGN WILL PROVIDE ISOTHERMAL CONDITIONS AT THE CONDENSER SKIN SURFACES. INTEGRATED IN THIS DESIGN IS A NOVEL IRRIGATED SKIN WHICH WILL ACCURATELY REPRODUCE PHYSIOLOGICAL EVAPORATION RATES AND AVOID THERMAL DECOUPLING ASSOCIATED WITH SOFT ARTIFICIAL SKIN SYSTEMS.

Principal Investigator:

F Timothy O'neill
2065254099

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Measurement Technology Northwe
2721 Ne Blakeley St Seattle, WA 98105

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