ULTRA RELIABLE CRYOCOOLER FOR SATELLITE SENSOR COOLING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: DNA001-89-C-0011
Agency Tracking Number: 87213
Amount: $504,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA87-000
Solicitation Number: 1987.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 1987
Award Year: 1988
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 1989-04-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 1991-04-18
Small Business Information
P.o. Box 71 Etna Road, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 W Dodd Stacy
 (603) 643-3800
 contractsmgr@creare.com
Business Contact
 None Provided None Provided
Email: contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PHASE II PROJECT IS TO EXPERIMENTALLY DEMONSTRATE THE PERFORMANCE OF SMALL STIRLING CYCLE CRYOCOOLER WITH INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION FEATURES. THE EFFORT ENTAILS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF COMPONENTS, INTEGRATION INTO AN ENGINEERING MODEL CRYOCOOLER, AND TESTING OF THE CRYOCOOLER FOR PERFORMANCE AND ENDURANCE. ANTICIPATED BENEFITS OF THE INNOVATIVE DESIGN INCLUDE FIVE PLUS YEARS OPERATING LIFE WITH HIGH RELIABILITY, HIGH EFFICIENCY, LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOW COST. THE DURABILITY OF THE CENTRAL DESIGN FEATURE WAS SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED IN THE PREVIOUS RESEARCH EFFORT. POTENTIAL APPLICATIONS OF THIS DEVELOPMENT INCLUDE THE COOLING OF OPTICAL SENSORS, CRYOSTAT THERMAL SHIELDS, BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH SPECIMENTS, AND HIGH Tc SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES. PROLIFERATION OF THE LATTER WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCED BY THE AVAILABILITY OF ROBUST AND RELIABLE LOW COST SMALL CRYOCOOLERS.

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