Flameless Personal Water Heater Using Battlefield Fuel (JP-8)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-08-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number: A072-165-0394
Amount: $729,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-165
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
2987 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224
DUNS: 169165078
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Daniel Marshall
 Chief Technical Officer
 (480) 497-8400
 dsmarshall@cubeinc.com
Business Contact
 William Elliott
Title: President
Phone: (480) 497-8400
Email: wjelliott@cubeinc.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CUBE Technology has created an extremely compact and efficient enclosed combustor dubbed a Micro-Furnace. These Micro-Furnaces have demonstrated an unprecedented operating range and operate on fuels from alcohol to diesel to JP-8. This Micro-Furnace combustor will be the core of the flameless personal water heater. This combustor is fast-starting and delivers its heat via radiation and convection. The Micro-Furnace will be used to heat cup-sized portions of water. The system will prevent JP-8 contamination of the water yet provide intimate contact between heated surfaces and the water to be heated. In addition, this system will incorporate a small power converter between the Micro-Furnace and the water to make it self-powered after a short start-up time allowing the personal water heater to be used repeatedly without external power and requiring only fuel to continue operating reliably.

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