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Combined electricity production and cryocooling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-178-0406
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-178
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Infinia Technology Corporation
1840 Terminal Drive  Richland , WA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Combined electricity production and cryocooling
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0432
Award Amount: $69,927.00
 

Abstract:

Infinia Technology Corporation (ITC) proposes to develop a free-piston Stirling cryocooler with an innovative electrical power generation scheme that is integral with a low-temperature stage of the cooler itself. This Low Temperature Power Production Module (LTPPM) will enable the power to be generated at temperatures relatively close to the use temperature, significantly reducing the parasitic thermal load due to lead losses that provide power to the low-temperature stage of the cryocooler. In this case, only a small temperature difference on the order of 25 degrees C exists across the leads, compared to over 300 degrees C in conventional systems. ITC"s proposed cryocooler has multiple stages at about 70 degrees K for the 1st stage and 20 to 30 degrees K for the 2nd stage, to support a 4 degrees K 3rd stage temperature.

Principal Investigator:

Songgang Qiu
VICE PRESIDENT R&D
(509) 737-2119
sqiu@infiniacorp.com

Business Contact:

Ron Nelson
MANAGER OF MANUFACTURING
(509) 737-2193
rnelson@infiniacorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Infinia Technology Corporation
6811 West Okanogan Place Kennewick, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 271561307
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No