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Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Advanced Cooling Technologies
1046 New Holland Ave. Lancaster, PA 17601-5606
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight
Agency: DOD
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7302
Award Amount: $99,948.00


This proposal describes a program by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) that will develop a missile engine waste heat recovery system for recharging the batteries of a missile. The proposed system will use heat pipes to transfer the waste energy from the insulation around a missile engine. The heat pipes will be covered with thermoelectrics at their condenser end where the waste energy will be converted to electric power for charging the missile batteries. Bonded to the thermoelectrics will be a phase change material which will dissipate any additional waste energy not converted to electric power. This system will be efficient in design with no moving parts and when fully optimized have a mass less than the 5 kg weight specification in the solicitation.

Principal Investigator:

David Wolf
Senior Engineer
(717) 295-6823

Business Contact:

Diane Baldasarre
Manager, Administration
(717) 295-6067
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue Lancaster, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 571146896
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No