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Heat Actuated Cooling System

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr PO Box 61800 Boulder City, NV -
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Heat Actuated Cooling System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A359
Award Amount: $729,691.00


The principal objective of this effort is to develop an advanced complex compound for ammonia-solid absorption chillers and demonstrate the enhanced sorbent for a 18,000 BTU/hr technology demonstrator in the Phase II effort. Phase I experimental data showed that it is feasible to make a fuel-fired sorption cooling system capable of 18,000 Btu/hr cooling and 105 kg dry-weight with 0.34 gal/hr of JP-8 fuel consumption. Since low temperature exhaust of less than 150 degrees C (302 degrees F) can be harvested in this system, it is expected that fuel consumption will be less than 0.34 gal/hr. The goal of phase II will be to design, build, test and deliver prototypes with total weight of 105kg-dry and fuel consumption of less than 0.34 gal/hr of JP-8. A 3-D preliminary design of the overall prototype package has been completed. This design will be fabricated, tested and delivered to the ARMY during Phase II.

Principal Investigator:

Kaveh Khalili
Director of Science and T
(702) 293-0851

Business Contact:

Uwe Rockenfeller
President and CEO
(702) 293-0851
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr PO Box 61800 Boulder City, NV -

EIN/Tax ID: 880217562
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No