Advanced Development for Defense Science and Technology

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$98,996.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-09-C-0481
Agency Tracking Number:
08SB2-0134
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB082-007
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Johnson Research & Development Co., Inc.
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807623046
Principal Investigator
 Davorin Babic
 CTO
 (404) 584-2475
 dbabic@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact
 Tony Pace
Title: COO
Phone: (404) 584-2475
Email: pace@johnsonrd.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Johnson Research and Development Co., Inc. (JRD) proposes development of a key component for an innovative, highly efficient heat engine that can operate as a versatile power generator and heat pump for either cooling or heating. The Johnson thermo-electrochemical converter (JTEC) is an innovative all solid state heat engine that operates on the Ericsson cycle (Carnot equivalent) and directly converts heat into electrical energy offering the maximum theoretical efficiency available from a heat engine operating between two temperatures. The high JTEC efficiency is achieved by electrochemical reactions facilitated by isothermal transport of hydrogen, the JTEC working fluid. JTEC efficiency is anticipated to be significant fraction of the ideal Carnot efficiency while still maintaining practical power densities. Successful development of a JTEC critical component would provide revolutionary thermal management and energy conversion capabilities to DoD platforms and weapon systems.

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