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Efficient Materials for Optical Cryocoolers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Contract: W911SR-17-C-0039
Agency Tracking Number: C171-001-0005
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: CBD171-001
Solicitation Number: 2017.1
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2017
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2017-07-10
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-01-09
Small Business Information
1313 Madrid, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
DUNS: 828743125
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Epstein
 CEO
 (505) 310-1224
 richard.epstein@gmail.com
Business Contact
 Richard Epstein
Phone: (505) 310-1224
Email: richard.epstein@gmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This Phase-I SBIR proposal directly addresses the need to improve the size, weight and power, SWaP, of optical cryocoolers. In particular, the proposers will work toward increasing the efficiency of optical cryocoolers by incorporating cooling materials that require less input laser power to achieve a given heat lift. The new cooling materials will be high-purity crystals doped with active rare-earth ions that are efficient cooling agents. The proposers will acquire and characterize these materials. Additionally, they will design and construct components of a cooling device directed toward cryogenic cooling.

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