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Sustainable Materials for Thermal Management of Base Camps

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
94915
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A10A-024-0375
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10T024
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Sustainable Materials for Thermal Management of Base Camps
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W9132T-10-C-0039
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Hi-Z Technology, Inc. (Hi-Z) and the University of California San Diego propose to adapt Hi-Z's innovative Quantum Well (QW) thermoelectric (TE) technology to develop a TE cooler for the Army's base camp tents. The cooler is to be embedded in the flexible tent materials and powered by electricity generated by photovoltaics. Hi-Z has developed nanocomposite QW TE materials that have high Figures of Merit and that can attain very high coefficients of performance (COP) to provide adequate cooling for the tent personnel in extreme environments. With the new QW materials, cooling systems can be fabricated that are much smaller, quieter, lighter-weight and that have much lower power requirements than current thermoelectric materials or presently used vapor-compression equipment. TE coolers have additional advantages over vapor-compression systems because they do not use compressors or refrigerants. On-going development for QW TE materials funded by DOD and DOE has demonstrated high-efficiency TE materials for power applications. Now, coolers to meet Army's requirements are feasible and will be developed through this STTR. In Phase I QW films will be fabricated to demonstrate that QW materials can be deposited on a low thermal conductivity substrate and provide a high COP and sufficient cooling capacity for this application.

Principal Investigator:

Velimir Jovanovic
Principal Investigator
8586956660
v.jovanovic@hi-z.com

Business Contact:

Norbert B. Elsner
CEO
8586956660
n.elsner@hi-z.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Hi-Z Technology, Inc.
Suite 7400 7606 Miramar Road San Diego, CA 92126

EIN/Tax ID: 330298975
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Office of Contract and Grant Admin.
University of California, SD
9500 Gilman Drive # 0934
La Jolla, CA 92093
Contact: Carlos D. Molina JD
Contact Phone: 8585340247