Off-Grid Pallet Chilling for Bottled Water

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-08-C-0008
Agency Tracking Number: A072-163-0219
Amount: $119,888.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-163
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
6811 West Okanogan Place, Kennewick, WA, 99336
DUNS: 153724760
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Songgang Qiu
 (509) 737-2119
Business Contact
Phone: (509) 737-2186
Research Institution
The Natick soldier center has identified the need for maintaining soldier drinking water at a palatable temperature of less than 60°F. Individual pallets of bottled water must be kept cool near feeding and resting areas, but the cooling must be provided independent of an electrical grid. Infinia Corporation proposes a practical design concept for a Stirling pallet chiller that will produce up to 1 refrigeration ton of cooling, and sufficient electricity to run system loads such as heat rejection using JP-8 or diesel fuels. The Stirling Individual Pallet Chiller (SIPC) will operate directly on JP-8 fuel, be HMMWV (High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) towable, and have an acoustic signature of significantly less than 40 dB at 5 meters, making it ideal for remote deployments.

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