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Efficient Power Production With Thermoelectric Generating Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-EP7-1049
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-EP7
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Efficient Power Production With Thermoelectric Generating Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8650-11-M-2134
Award Amount: $99,740.00
 

Abstract:

Thermoelectric generators (TEGs) offer the potential for simple and efficient conversion of heat directly to electricity. However, efficient power conversion systems that incorporate TEGs present an engineering challenge, requiring an overall system design that balances critical trade-offs between TEG performance requirements, thermal management, combustion efficiency, and power conditioning. We propose to develop an innovative power conversion system using a TEG to convert heat from a primary fuel source to electricity. The system will combine state-of-the-art thermoelectric materials with advanced technologies for efficient thermal management, combustion, and power conditioning. In Phase I we will prove the feasibility of our approach by developing an overall system model that includes all critical processes, then selecting system parameters that will optimize the system for maximum overall efficiency. Proof-of-concept tests will demonstrate operation of critical thermal management and combustion technologies. In Phase II we will build, test, and deliver a complete 100 We TEG power system.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Izenson
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
mgi@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH -

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No