A MALONE HEAT PUMP FOR USE AS A SHIPBOARD AC SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$49,784.00
Award Year:
1990
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12664
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corp
200 Yellow Pl, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
John J Silvestri
(407) 631-3550
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE INTENT OF THIS PHASE I PROPOSAL IS TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING A LIQUID STIRLING CYCLE, ALSO KNOWN AS A MALONE CYCLE, AS A NON-VAPOR COMPRESSION AC PLANT FOR POTENTIAL SHIPBOARD USE. THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL CONCENTRATE ON THEORETICAL MODELING OF, AND DETERMINATION OF ALTERNATIVE WORKING FLUIDS FOR, THE MALONE HEAT PUMP IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THE OPTIMUM DESIGN PARAMETERS FOR SUCH A CYCLE. ALSO, CRITICAL PARAMETERS OF THE CYCLE INCLUDING SIZE, WEIGHT, EFFICIENCY, RELIABILITY, AND SAFETY SHALL BE ADDRESSED. RESULTS OF THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL REVEAL IF IT IS PRACTICAL TO USE THE MALONE CYCLE AS A HEAT PUMP FOR SHIPBOARD USE, AND IF PRACTICAL, WILL DESCRIBE THE FLUID OR FLUIDS OF CHOICE FOR USE IN SUCH A CYCLE.

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