Phase II Demonstration of a Compact Cryocooler

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$0.00
Award Year:
2001
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
F29601-01-C-0022
Award Id:
55182
Agency Tracking Number:
001NM-301
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP. (Currently MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORPORATION)
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator:
Robert Scaringe
Prseident
(321) 631-3550
rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact:
Kathy McGraw-Davids
Contracts Administrator
(321) 631-3550
mkd@mainstream-engr.com3-7
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Mainstream has developed an innovative cryocooler design utilizing a multi-cascaded single-compressor vapor-compression system. We have demonstrated the potential of this configuration, and have identified a specific Army application.The Phase II effort is significant, in that a full scale cryocooler for use by Army Forward Medical Applications (as a critical component of a unique high purity oxygen production and liquefaction system) will be designed and demonstrated in Phase II.Phase III Commercialization involves FDA approval of the device and full scale production by our commercial partner to satisfy current Army and Air Force Medical Command requirements. This effort will be performed in parallel with a cost-matched Fast-Trackprogram to develop the compact oxygen generation system with a demonstration of the completed system in 24 months.We have already demonstrated that this technology is superior to all current and proposed solutions to provide compact cryocooling, and the unique multi-level cooling of this configuration further minimizes the cooling load at the coldest temperature,further reducing the size of the system. Experiments have already demonstrated that this unique cryocooler is significantly more efficient than alternative configurations.

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