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Non-Toxic, Non-flammable, Low FP Heat Exchanger Fluids

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNJ05JB94C
Agency Tracking Number: 041742
Amount: $69,931.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: X2.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2005
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-01-13
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-07-25
Small Business Information
Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dwight Back
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution

This proposed research addresses NASA 2004-1 SBIR Topic B3.01, "Environmental Control of Spacecraft Cabin Atmosphere." The objective of this proposed effort is to demonstrate the freeze/thaw properties and fault tolerance of a water pump loop using an environmentally-friendly, non-toxic, drop-in replacement heat exchange fluid. These fluid formulations are comprised of novel, non-flammable, non-explosive, non-toxic, non-corrosive compounds which will not expand upon freezing and therefore diminish the chances that a heat exchanger will rupture. The fluid formulations also have a much lower freezing point than water which can broaden the temperature operating range of the heat exchanger. The objective of using a drop-in replacement is also very cost effective since little to no change in hardware would be required. This proposal specifically addresses the following need cited in the solicitation description under subheading Environmental Control and Thermal Systems: "Alternative heat transfer fluids that are non-toxic, non-flammable, and have a low freezing temperature."

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