Air Flow Noise Reduction Techniques

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$99,277.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-08-C-0032
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-163-0197
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-163
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
INTERNATIONAL MEZZO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
841519098
Principal Investigator:
Jeffrey McLean
Chief Engineer
(225) 706-0191
mclean@mezzotech.com
Business Contact:
Kelly Buckley
Chief Financial Officer
(225) 706-0191
buckley@mezzotech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) currently is extremely noisy. The goal of the proposal is to reduce noise produced by the cooling system for the engine, which consists of fans,heat exchangers, and ducting to the outside. Mezzo is developing mirco tube heat exchangers that provide a much improved ratio of heat transfer/pressure drop compared to conventional heat exchangers (i. e. plate-fin heat exchangers). Mezzo's approach to reducing noise is to replace the heat exchanger currently in use with one that will meet the heat exchanger specifications, while reducing dramatically the pressure drop across the heat exchanger. Reducing the required positive pressure generated by the fan will make it possible to use much quieter fans, as well as fans that require less power. Quieter fans will result in a much quieter system.

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