Advanced Light-Weight Solid State Laser Cooling System using Micro Tube Heat Exchangers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,549.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9113M-09-C-0087
Award Id:
91626
Agency Tracking Number:
B083-049-0233
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, 70806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
841519098
Principal Investigator:
JeffreyMcLean
Director of Engineering
(225) 706-0191
mclean@mezzotech.com
Business Contact:
KellyBuckley
Business Manager
(225) 706-0191
buckley@mezzotech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
A system to provide either continuous 15 kW cooling at -15 C or 100 kW cooling at 20 C is described that is very simple in terms of using only light weight micro channel heat exchangers, two constant speeed pumps (one of which is working at any moment) and some control valves. The system does not utilize a refrigerant, nor a power-consuming compressor, and the need for thermal capacitance such as typically provided by a phase changer material is minimal. Ethylene glycol-water mixtures (60-40) is used in both loops. It is responsive, simple, compact, and very lightweight. The low thermal inertia of Mezzo''''''''''''''''s heat exchangers makes it possible for units to switch operation from one condition (15 kW load at -15 C) to another operating condition (100 kW load at 20 C) very quickly, minimizing the need for a "thermal filter" to maintain tight temperature control.

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