Advanced Multi-Temperature Load Cooler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-02-C-0159
Agency Tracking Number: 021NM-0747
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Beck Engineering
3319 21st Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA, 98335
Duns: 054758185
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Douglas Beck
 (253) 853-1703
Business Contact
 Douglas Beck
Title: President
Phone: (253) 853-1703
Research Institution
"The Air Force needs advanced multistage cryogenic cooling technologies. We propose to adapt cryocooler technology we are currently developing for the AFRL to multistage cooling. Our cryocooler technology has two potential advantages over othertechnologies: (1) more efficient operation at cold load temperatures; and (2) smaller size and lighter weight. These potential advantages will also apply when our cryocooler technology is adapted to multistage cooling. In Phase I, we will demonstratesimultaneous cooling of loads at two temperatures. In Phase II, we will optimize the multistage-cooler configuration, and build and test the optimized cooler. In Phase III, we will sell multistage coolers to the government and private sector. Thecommercial potential of our multistage cooler technology is great because it enables efficient operation at cold temperatures with a compact and lightweight cooler. Commercial applications of our coolers include cooling for: space-based stored cryogensfor space-based lasers, orbit transfer vehicles, and propellant storage depots; space-based detectors; NASA propellant manufacturing on Mars; CMOS circuits; multi-chip modules; filterbanks; high-speed switches; stable oscillators for radar applications;filters for cellular phones; instrumentation for medical monitoring; and primary voltage standards."

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