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Heat-Pipe Embedded Exhaust Heat Recovery System

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
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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 2
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Heat-Pipe Embedded Exhaust Heat Recovery System
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911QX-13-C-0122
Award Amount: $499,963.00


This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will develop a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that will improve the overall efficiency of 100-kW class generator sets (gensets) by 5-10%. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes a novel heat-pipe embedded thermoelectric generator to convert exhaust heat directly into useful electrical energy. The proposed concept improves upon current exhaust recovery systems, which are inefficiently designed, in three aspects: 1) heat extraction; 2) heat conversion; and 3) heat rejection. The proposed technology will address these shortcomings with innovative heat transfer components, unique thermoelectric module adhesion, and a compact packaging design. The proposed concept will provide robust and efficient power conversion in a small package that can be retrofit to present gensets and be housed inside existing enclosures. These measures will allow the proposed design to be highly versatile and easily adapted to suit a wide variety of applications.

Principal Investigator:

Tapan Desai
Lead Engineer
(717) 295-6817

Business Contact:

Frank Morales
Accounting Clerk
(717) 295-6092
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue Lancaster, PA 17601

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