Portable Cogeneration of Power and Waste Heat Actuated Cooling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-07-M-0224
Agency Tracking Number: O071-ES1-4022
Amount: $99,874.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD07-ES1
Solitcitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
627 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis, MD, 21401
Duns: 089947881
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Donald Erickson
 (410) 266-6521
Business Contact
 Reta Curry
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (410) 266-6521
Email: enerconcep@aol.com
Research Institution
As the Department of Defense develops more complex weapons, electronics and computer platforms, there is an increasing demand for both power and cooling. Existing portable means for providing power and cooling in a battlefield environment are too heavy, too noisy, and too fuel-inefficient. A portable cogeneration system is to be conceptualized and designed which meets DoD requirements: 5 kW electricity, and 10 kW cooling in a light weight, low noise package, fueled by JP-8. This effort will integrate an advanced generator with an advanced waste heat actuated cooler. The generator will likely be an external combustion device, e.g. a free piston Stirling engine, and the cooler will likely be an ammonia absorption refrigeration unit. Both of those technologies are sufficiently developed and exhibit the requisite capabilities and characteristics for this application. The Phase I design effort will be based upon levels of performance known to be achievable with the selected technologies. It will produce a design which is ready for fabrication and testing in Phase II.

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