Advanced Ram Air Driven Power and Cooling Unit

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-06-C-0086
Agency Tracking Number: N043-239-1064
Amount: $1,637,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-239
Solicitation Number: 2004.3
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
 Brian Tews
 PI/Mechanical Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 bet@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Controller
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Mainstream Engineering Corporation has successfully determined that a small, compact Ram Air Turbine can be internally located in the central section of military stores (pods). This Ram Air Turbine will generate the electrical power, and cooling capacity demanded by the Navy’s advanced technology tactical jamming pod. In Phase I, Mainstream Engineering designed a system that produces 74-121 kW of shaft power. This is sufficient shaft power to produce 63-80 kVA of electrical power at 270 VDC and provide a cooling capacity of 56 kW. Mainstream has designed the turbine to exceed the Navy’s power requirements over the entire aircraft operating range from sea level to 50,000 feet, and will have a bearing life that exceeds the current system (ALQ-99) by over 25 times. In Phase II, a complete Ram Air Turbine capable of generating over 60 kVA of electrical power and a cooling system capable of providing a cooling capacity of 56 kW will be designed, fabricated, and demonstrated.

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