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Tactical 4 K Cryocooler: Study and Architecture Definition

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0247
Agency Tracking Number: N10A-026-0431
Amount: $99,409.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N10A-T026
Solicitation Number: 2010.A
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2010
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2010-06-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2011-07-15
Small Business Information
PO Box 5838
Irvine, CA 92616
United States
DUNS: 197957822
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Carl Kirkconnell
 Chief Technology Officer
 (949) 975-8410
Business Contact
 Edward O'Rourke
Title: Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (949) 975-8410
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 Mostafa Ghiaasiaan
School of Mechanical Engineer
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 894-3746
 Nonprofit College or University

Iris Technology, in collaboration with Georgia Tech and Raytheon, proposes to perform advanced 3D CFD modeling to guide the architecture selection for a tactical 4K Cryocooler. Iris will lead the System Design and Program Management efforts. Georgia Tech is the lead organization on the Analysis. Raytheon is providing the underlying mechanical cryocooler technology. The preliminary technical baseline is a three stage Raytheon hybrid Stirling / pulse tube cryocooler. The first stage is a Stirling stage, which provides gravitational insensitivity, high efficiency, and operational adjustability. The second and third stages are pulse tubes to avoid the cost and complexity of moving cryogenic seals that additional Stirling stages would require. CFD and other modeling techniques will be pursued to either show that the baseline provides the best technical solution or to select an alternative, probably all pulse tube, design.

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