Lightweight Compact Micro-Channel Heat Exchangers

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0051
Agency Tracking Number: N052-087-0225
Amount: $148,933.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-087
Solicitation Number: 2005.2
Small Business Information
7167 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
DUNS: 841519098
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ryan Turner
 Project Manager
 (225) 706-0191
 turner@mezzotech.com
Business Contact
 Brian Fix
Title: CFO
Phone: (225) 706-0191
Email: fix@mezzotech.com
Research Institution
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.

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