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Thermally Driven Hot Piston Pulse Tube (Vuilleumier) Refrigerator

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
19588
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19588
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Alabama Cryogenic Engineering, Inc.
2010F Franklin Street Huntsville, AL 35804
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: Thermally Driven Hot Piston Pulse Tube (Vuilleumier) Refrigerator
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,042.00
 

Abstract:

THE ABILITY TO LIFT HEAT FROM A SELECTED PORTION OF THE SPACECRAFT IS REQUIRED IN A NUMBER OF THERMAL MANAGEMENT TASKS FOR SPACED BASED SENSOR AND WEAPON SYSTEMS. THE PROPOSED EFFORT WILL DEVELOP THE THEORETICAL AND ANALYTICAL FRAMEWORK TO ASSESS THE UTILITY AND FEASIBILITY OF A HOT PISTON PULSE TUBE VUILLEUMIER REFRIGERATOR. THE EFFORT WILL IDENTIFY A BASELINE APPLICATION FOR THE PROPOSED CONCEPT, AND WILL ADAPT EXISTING ANALYTICAL TOOLS AND GENERALIZED THERMODYNAMIC CYCLE ANALYSIS TOOLS TO THE ANALYSIS OF HPPT-VUILLEUMIER REFRIGERATORS. THE EFFORT WILL ALSO IDENTIFY ACCEPTABLE CANDIDATE MATERIALS AND FABRICATION METHODS FOR CONSTRUCTING THE REQUIRED REFRIGERATORS, INCLUDING REGENERATORS AND HEAT EXCHANGERS. FINALLY, THE EFFORT WILL DEVELOP A PRELIMINARY DESIGN AND TEST PLAN FOR AN ENGINEERING MODEL TO BE FABRICATED AND TESTED IN PHASE II TO VALIDATE THE ANALYTICAL AND MODELING TOOLS DEVELOPED IN PHASE I.

Principal Investigator:

John Hendricks, Phd
2055368629

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alabama Cryogenic
Po Box 2470 Huntsville, AL 35804

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