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Electric Free-Piston Stirling Refrigerator for Combat Medical Units

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
20367
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
20367
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sunpower, Inc.
182 Mill Street Athens, OH 45701-2627
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Electric Free-Piston Stirling Refrigerator for Combat Medical Units
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,926.00
 

Abstract:

Sunpower, Inc., proposes to demonstrate an electrically-driven free-piston Stirling refrigerator for Combat Medical Units. This silent, energy-efficient, highly reliable refrigerator will provide required cooler and freezer compartment temperatures without using a traditional compressor or CFCs. The machine's linear motor and its associated control electronics are capable of utilizing electric power supplied by military vehicles, electrical generators, or domestic or foreign utilities. Phase I will demonstrate the electric free-piston Stirling refrigerator design approach by integrating an available highly developed electrically driven free-piston Stirling cooler with an appropriate heat absorbing exchanger and an insulated compartment. The thermal performance of this refrigerator, including tempaeratures produced, energy efficiency, cooling capacity and capacity modulation, will be tested under Combat Medical Unit conditions. Phase I results will be the basis for the construction and testing of additional engineering development models in Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Gong Chen
6145942221

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sunpower, Inc.
6 Byard Street Athens, OH 45701

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