Phase II Demonstration of a Compact Cryocooler

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F29601-01-C-0022
Agency Tracking Number: 001NM-301
Amount: $0.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, 32955
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Scaringe
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Kathy McGraw-Davids
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mkd@mainstream-engr.com3-7
Research Institution
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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