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High Efficiency 10K Cryocooler for Space Application

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
47551
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
00-0829
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Mechanical Technology, Inc.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: High Efficiency 10K Cryocooler for Space Application
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: DASG60-01-C-0051
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

A compact, reliable, efficient and inexpensive crycooler requiring less than 1kW of power for 2W of colling at 10K will be developed and demonstrated. This performance is at least twice as efficient as the best current state-of-the-art for smalllow-temperature crycoolers. The proposed technical approach, whose feasibility has been investigated and confirmed in Phase I of this project, is to apply the advantageous features of large-scale cryogenic refrigerators to compact and reliable smallscalesystems by impementing a novel therodynamic cycle in a mechanically innovation machine. Size, cost, and complexity are reduced in the proposed concept by employing a modular design whereby each stage is of identical construction (except for expanderand heat exchanger length), and where the heat exchanger and expander are constructed as an integral unit. The expanders are of extremely simply floating piston construction that requires no seals or mechanical power transmission devices to extract powerfrom the cold expander. Piston motion is controlled by electo-mechanically actuated

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Gerstmann
R&D Manager
6179266700
joeger@aol.com

Business Contact:

Andrew Vasilakis
President
6179266700
andyv@amtimail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY, INC.
176 Waltham Street Watertown, MA 02472

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