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Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92554
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-072-0824
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-M-0180
Award Amount: $69,984.00
 

Abstract:

TIAX LLC proposes to develop an organic Rankine bottoming cycle utilizing a scroll expander with HFC-245fa working fluid, which will use the waste heat content from the exhaust from a microturbine to generate additional elecric power. The scroll expander provides high efficiency at both on and off design conditions and at full and part load conditions. THe design of the scroll expander is a derivative of the existing TIAX carbon dioxide expander technology. HFC-245fa is a benign, readily available working fluid whose thermodynamic properties allow a large amount of the heat content of the microturbine exhaust to be utilized. The proposed scroll expander technology is also applicable to bottoming cycles for heavy duty truck engines, where the expander would be mechanically connected to the engine shaft via the accessory belt drive.

Principal Investigator:

John Dieckmann
Principal
6174985818
Dieckmann.J@TIAXLLC.com

Business Contact:

Renee Wong
Principal
6174985655
Wong.Renee@TIAXLLC.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No