Lightweight Compact Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,715.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-06-C-0051
Award Id:
75247
Agency Tracking Number:
N052-087-0225
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7167 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
841519098
Principal Investigator:
Ryan Turner
Project Manager
(225) 706-0191
turner@mezzotech.com
Business Contact:
Brian Fix
CFO
(225) 706-0191
fix@mezzotech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Mezzo Technologies is currently developing an extremely compact, sturdy cross flow heat exchanger that is particularly effective in a variety of applications. The goal of this project is to optimize current panel design and configuration technology for use on the F-35/JSF aircraft, and examine the overall weight and volume gains by replacing plate fin heat exchangers currently used with Mezzo's cross flow heat exchangers. Mezzo will design four heat exchangers that will satisfy the conditions faced by the aircraft cooling systems. One of the designs will be selected and tested against its modeled predictions. The technology incorporates the use of panels with micro-channel air passages to enhance heat transfer. These panels can be oriented in various configurations to fit specified design envelopes. The designed core will be smaller, lighter, and have reduced pressure drop through both the air and coolant sides. This proposed heat exchanger design would significantly increase the performance of the aircraft cooling systems.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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