Regenerator-Displacer for a Stirling Micro-Refrigerator for Cold Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$597,293.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
22586
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Sunpower, Inc.
6 Byard Street, Athens, OH, 45701
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lyn Bowman
(614) 594-2221
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Sunpower proposes to design the regenerator-displacer component of a novel duplex free-piston Stirling micro-refrigerator for cold electronics in aerospace applications. The micro-refrigerator, to be located inside microelectronics packages, exploits the material properties, mechanical designs, tiny dimensions, and batch fabrication processes of silicon micromachining technology. If feasible, the micro-refrigerator will enable electronic devices bonded directly to its silicon cold plate, or fabricated within it, to operate at temperatures from 250K down to 60K or less, depending upon the application-specific design. Thermodynamic simulations predict a nominal 1 W of heat lifting capacity from 225K by micro-refrigerators

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