Development of An Underarmor 10 Kilowatt Thermoelectric Generator Waste Heat Recovery System for Military Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$119,855.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-04-C-0138
Award Id:
68371
Agency Tracking Number:
A032-2889
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Suite 7400, 7606 Miramar Road, San Diego, CA, 92126
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
192116440
Principal Investigator:
John Bass
Vice Pesident
(858) 695-6660
j.c.bass@hi-z.com
Business Contact:
Norbert Elsner
President
(858) 695-6660
n.b.elsner@hi-z.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed program will provide the preliminary design of a 10 kilowatt thermoelectric generator that can be used on the Army's Stryker and other similar vehicles. the proposed generator will directly convert energy in the exhaust of the Stryker's engine to electricity using advanced quantum well thermoelectric materials. It will also investigate the use of this generator as a separate APU by the addition of a logistic fuel burner and control system. The program will also investigate the applicability of this generator to other vehicles such as the FCS, Future Scout and LAV as well as the feasability of using a similar system on the exhaust of the Abrams Tank's gas turbine engine. The preliminary design of a quantum well based thermoelectric module for the 10 kW generator will be completed during Phase I. the eggcrate, element contacts, the necessary tooling, and film production for a prototype quantum well module for the 10 kW generator is proposed during the Phase I Option.

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