Compact Condensers for Electronics Cooling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0094
Agency Tracking Number: O081-EP7-4099
Amount: $98,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD08-EP7
Solicitation Number: 2008.1
Small Business Information
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
DUNS: 841519098
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeffrey McLean
 Director of Engineering
 (225) 706-0191
 mclean@mezzotech.com
Business Contact
 Kevin Kelly
Title: President
Phone: (225) 706-0191
Email: kelly@mezzotech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Mezzo Technologies designs and fabricates micro channel heat exchangers that offer high performance in non phase change applications (gas-gas, liquid-liquid, and gas-liqid). The potential exists or Mezzo's heat exchangers to also provide excellent performance in applications involving phase change (condensers and evaporators). Mezzo proposes a very compact design for the Phase I effort that can serve as the generic platform for an extensive Phase II test program to produce an optimal condenser design. The Phase I effort will focus on modeling, fabricating and testing a condenser. The combination of model prediction and test results will serve as the starting point for the extensive Phase II design effort. Mezzo's design provides the following advantages: 1. Advantages of micro scale passages result in compact, low weight heat exchanger 2. Flexibility in terms of plumbing (i. e. the high pressure refrigerant can be plumbed to allow flow throuh either set of passages). 3. Mezzo's manufacture approach is low cost. This makes it possible to fabricate and test a matrix of heat exchanger designs.

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