Lightweight Environmental Control Unit (ECU)
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
An analytical model will be developed to assess air-conditioning system performance operating with hydrocarbon refrigerant. Different hydrocarbon refrigerants and blends of refrigerants will be evaluated to determine which option provides the best performance with the least flammability risk. Flammability testing will be done as required to quantify the blend's characteristics, if such information is not publicly available. A design concept will be established, consisting of preliminary selection of key components and a preliminary system layout. Targets for key system characteristics are: (1) Performance equivalent to that of the FDECU, (2) Size allowing stack of 18 units on a 463L pallet, and (3) Weight of 475 or less pounds.
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