LOW TEMPERATURE LOW PRESSURE WATER SEPARATOR DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2085
Amount: $337,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
Po Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Bharatan R Patel
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PRESENT AIRCRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM (ECS) CANNOT OPERATE AT TEMPERATURES BELOW OR NEAR FREEZING. THIS IS DUE TO THE PRESENCE OF SUBMIRCON WATER DROPLETS THAT FREEZE AND FORM ICE ON ANY SURFACE ON WHICH THEY IMPINGE. IF IT WERE POSSIBLE TO REMOVE THESE WATER DROPLETS FROM THE ECS, THE ECS COULD OPERATE AT TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING AND ITS PERFORMANCE WOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVED. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES PHASE I OF A PROJECT TO DEVELOP A LOW TEMPERATURES, LOW PRESSURE WATER SEPARATOR THAT WOULD REMOVE WATER DROPLETS FROM THE ECS AND DUMP THE COLLECTED ICE OVERBOARD WITHOUT UTILIZING ADDITIONAL HEAT. PHASE I CONSISTS OF DEFINING THE DESIGN ENVELOPE FOR SUCH A SEPARATOR, DEVELOPING SEPARATOR DESIGNS USING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, AND FABRICATING AND TESTING PROMISING SEPARATOR CONFIGURATIONS AT PROTOTYPICAL CONDITIONS. THE RESULTS OF PHASE I WILL PROVIDE THE DESIGN AND TEST DATA NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A FIELD UNIT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government