Light Weight 1.5 Ton AARU

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S039
Agency Tracking Number: A092-090-0884
Amount: $69,975.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: A09-090
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
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
Research Institution
It is proposed to improve the logistics of providing utilities (electricity and chilling) to battlefield military units. The goal is to provide 30% savings in fuel, generator capacity, and system weight for meeting a representative demand of a forward operating unit. The key savings are from using generator waste heat to supply part or all of the heat demand of a heat-actuated cooling system (HACS). The ammonia absorption refrigeration units (AARU) developed by Energy Concepts Co. have demonstrated all the required HACS operating characteristics except the low weight. That is to be achieved in this project by applying state-of-art microchannel heat exchange technology to key AARU components.

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