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Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
74163
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
A054-012-0060
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Extreme Phase Change Materials for Soldier Microclimate Regulation
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W911NF-05-C-0084
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Aspen Systems and the Illinois Institute of Technology propose (IIT) to develop an advanced vapor compression miniature personal cooling system with integrated phase change material (PCM) for used by U.S. military soldiers. Aspen Systems has developed a unique miniature rotary compressor and successfully integrated the compressor in a battery powered personal cooling unit. In this program we will investigate the opportunity to develop advanced phase change materials for use in the cooling fluid and tubesuit garment worn by the user. Aspen will work in partnership with IIT to research PCM and encapsulation technologies, test candidate PCM slurries and heat exchangers, develop models and correlations, research and develop advanced PCMs and dvelop a conceptual design of a vapor compression based cooilng system with integrated PCM. The result will be a reduction in the cooling required from the vapor compression system due to the latent heat capacity of the PCM. This reduced cooling requirement will lead to a smaller, lighter system with less power required and potential gains in battery size and weight or mission length.

Principal Investigator:

Glenn Deming
VP of Engineering and R&D
5082815322
gdeming@aspensystems.com

Business Contact:

Said Al-Hallaj
Research Associate Professor
3125675118
alhallaj@iit.edu
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aspen Systems, Inc.
24 St. Martin Dr. Marlborough, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 042839563
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
3300 South Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616
Contact: Said Al-Hallaj
Contact Phone: (312) 567-5118
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university