DEMO OF AN INNOVATIVE FOOD/BEVERAGE HEATING/COOLING CONTAINER

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1992
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
18594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corp.
200 Yellow Place, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Robert F. Scaringe, Ph.d.
(407) 631-3550
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES FOUR INNOVATIVE RATION HEATING/COOLING CONCEPTS THAT USE NO MOVING PARTS OR EXTERNAL ELECTRICAL ENERGY. AS PART OF THIS PROPOSAL, AN INITIAL TRADE-OFF STUDY WAS PERFORMED WHICH REVEALED ONE CONCEPT WHICH IS SUPERIOR TO THE OTHERS, IS INEXPENSIVE, AND SATISFIES THE ARMY REQUIREMENTS. THIS PHASE I EFFORT WILL COMPLETELY INVESTIGATE AND DETERMINE THE BEST FOOD HEATING/ COOLING APPROACH WHEN CONSIDERING FACTORS SUCH AS THERMAL PERFORMANCE, COST, EASE OF USE, SAFETY, SIZE AND WEIGHT, MAINTAINABILITY, AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT OF THE RESULTING DESIGN. THE PHASE I EFFORT INCLUDES THE ANALYSIS, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATION OF A PROTOTYPE FOOD HEATING/COOLING CANISTER FOR HEATING RATIONS AND COOLING A BEVERAGE WITHOUT AN EXTERNAL POWER SOURCE OF ANY KIND, AND WITHOUT THE USE OF ANY MOVING PARTS. A PRELIMINARY LAYOUT OF AN AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING AND PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF THESE FOOD HEATING/COOLING CANISTERS WILL ALSO BE PERFORMED AS PART OF THE PHASE I EFFORT, SO THAT MANUFACTURING COST ESTIMATES, FOR THE SELECTED DESIGN, CAN BE ACCURATELY PERFORMED.

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