A MALONE HEAT PUMP FOR USE AS A SHIPBOARD AC SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12664
Amount: $49,784.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
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
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John J Silvestri
 (407) 631-3550
Business Contact
Phone: () -
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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