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Phase Change Thermal Buffers for Environmental Control Unit Efficiency…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2014 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O133-EP1-2208
Solicitation Year:
2013
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD13-EP1
Solicitation Number:
2013.3
Small Business Information
Aqwest
8276 Eagle Road Larkspur, CO 80118-8224
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2014
Title: Phase Change Thermal Buffers for Environmental Control Unit Efficiency Improvement
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W911QX-14-C-0015
Award Amount: $149,921.00
 

Abstract:

Aqwest LLC proposes to develop a phase change material (PCM)-based thermal energy storage (TES) to enable"rightsizing"of environmental control units (ECU) and improve overall efficiency through reduced peak loads, more stabilized ECU operation, and off-peak thermal energy storage. The Aqwest TES has a very simple construction and mode of operation while offering major savings in energy consumption. The Aqwest innovative TES concepts for ECU allow for effective thermal coupling between the ECU and the PCM, which translates to>10% in energy use savings. In particular, our innovative PCM packaging and heat spreading concepts we earlier developed for the DOD overcome the low thermal conductivity of PCM materials, thus enabling compact packaging.

Principal Investigator:

John Vetrovec
Principal Investigator
(303) 681-0456
jvetrovec@aqwest.com

Business Contact:

Katerina Vetrovec
VP Business
(303) 681-0456
kvetrovec@aqwest.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aqwest
8276 Eagle Road Larkspur, CO 80118-8224

EIN/Tax ID: 264588795
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No