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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,998.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-08-C-0091
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-165-0394
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
A07-165
Solicitation Number:
2007.2
Small Business Information
CUBE TECHNOLOGY
2987 W. Elliot Rd., Chandler, AZ, 85224
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
169165078
Principal Investigator:
Daniel Marshall
Chief Technical Officer
(480) 497-8400
dsmarshall@cubeinc.com
Business Contact:
William Elliott
President
(480) 497-8400
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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