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Universal, Modular Electronics Cooler

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr PO Box 61800 Boulder City, NV -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Universal, Modular Electronics Cooler
Agency: DOD
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-C205
Award Amount: $716,553.00


Proposed is continuation of the development of a Universal Modular Electronics Cooler (UMEC) for the Army that is applicable to cooling of high density electronics components used in Signals Intelligence and Electronics Warfare. The proposed cooler will include a variable capacity vapor compression system with variable or fixed air flow as per load requirements. The performance of the high efficiency cycle will be enhanced by the use of advanced variable speed drive and pulsating thermal expansion valve technologies. The control system will allow load tracking without the use of remote sensors and will have a self explanatory user interface. The resulting appliance will operate at all relevant military supplied DC and AC voltages, giving a product that has more robust performance, dramatically smaller volume and lighter weight than competing technologies while attaining wide-ranging applicability. Phase I provided a very successful demonstration of an operation UMEC. Phase II will focus on design refinement and optimization toward a specific application, meeting EMI and shock and vibration requirements, packaging of the appliance, and delivery of multiple copies to the U. S. Army.

Principal Investigator:

Paul Sarkisian
Director of Engineering
(702) 293-0851

Business Contact:

Uwe Rockenfeller
(702) 293-0851
Small Business Information at Submission:

Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr PO Box 61800 Boulder City, NV -

EIN/Tax ID: 880217562
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No