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

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 22586
Amount: $597,293.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1995
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6 Byard Street, Athens, OH, 45701
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lyn Bowman
 (614) 594-2221
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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