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Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O112-H06-3173
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H06
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA8052-12-C-0003
Award Amount: $149,984.00
 

Abstract:

Aspen Systems Inc. proposes a novel personal cooling system that uses a vapor compression chiller to circulate cooled water through flow channels in a wearable vest to facilitate improved cooling of personnel in high-temperature environments. The system is designed to cycle coolant delivered to various zones within the vest enabling the body surface to vasodilate in between chilled liquid flow. The system will autonomoously switch circulation from zone to zone without having to switch the refrigerator on and off. Personnel wearing this system are expected to experience improved heat rejection using the proposed compact, lightweight, personal cooler.

Principal Investigator:

Timothy Scott
Project Engineer
(508) 281-5322
tscott@aspensystems.com

Business Contact:

Glenn Deming
V.P. Thermal Engineering
(508) 281-5322
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042839563
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No