ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9662
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
400 W Cummings Pk, Woburn, MA, 01801
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Winod Jalan
 (617) 932-3383
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ELECTROCHEMICAL VAPOR-COMPRESSION CYCLE (EVCC) IS AN INNOVATIVE APPLICATION PROPOSED TO MEET THE SPECIAL THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF MILITARY SPACECRAFT. THIS CONCEPT REPLACES THE MECHANICAL COMPRESSOR OF A REFRIGERATION SYSTEM WITH A HIGHLY EFFICIENT ELECTROCHEMICAL COMPRESSOR THAT IS COMPACT, LIGHT WEIGHT, NOISELESS, VIBRATION-FREE, AND HAS NO MOVING PARTS. THE EVCC IS DC POWERED AND CAN BE DIRECTLY INTEGRATED INTO SPACE POWER SYSTEMS. THE ELECTROACTIVE SPECIES ACTS AS THE REFRIGERANT IN A CONVENTIONAL REFRIGERATION CYCLE WHICH CAN PROVIDE THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN MILITARY SPACECRAFT. THE APPROACH TO DEMONSTRATING THE FEASIBILITY OF THIS CONCEPT INCLUDES MATERIALS IDENTIFICATION, CHARACTERIZATION, AND TESTING WHICH WILL ULTIMATELY LEAD TO CONSTRUCTION AND TESTING OF A PROTOTYPE. WHEN FULLY DEVELOPED, THE EVCC IS ANTICIPATED TO HAVE LOW COST, HIGH COEFFICIENT OF PERFORMANCE, MODULAR CONSTRUCTION, EFFICIENCY INDEPENDENT OF SIZE, AND FLEXIBILITY OF DESIGN.

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