Power Dense Bottoming Cycles for Microturbine Energy Recovery

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,930.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-09-M-0179
Award Id:
92556
Agency Tracking Number:
N091-072-1225
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
263 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA, 30312
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
807623046
Principal Investigator:
JamesMuller
Director, Engineering Dev
(404) 584-2475
jrmuller@johnsonrd.com
Business Contact:
TonyPace
Director, Engineering Dev
(404) 584-2475
pace@johnsonrd.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The United States Navy (USN) is seeking innovative, power dense bottoming cycles for use in conjunction with microturbines. We propose a transformative and innovative, solid-state heat engine, the Johnson Thermoelectric Energy Converter (JTEC, US Patent 7,160,839) as an efficient power generator for advanced waste heat recovery for electricity generation. The JTEC technology was given a 2008 Breakthrough Award by Popular Mechanics and has also been featured in IEEE magazine "Spectrum". The engine is a direct heat to electric converter and can operate on a very wide range of heat source temperatures. The JTEC, which operates on the Carnot equivalent Ericsson cycle, can efficiently and directly convert thermal energy to electricity. The targeted power output for the bottoming cycle is 10kW at full load with a source temperature of 260oC. Preliminary models suggest that the JTEC can achieve the goals suggested in this solicitation.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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