FEASIBILITY STUDY ON ULTRA-HIGH EFFECTIVENESS HEAT EXCHANGERS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1987
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
6554
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technology & Management System
99 S Bedford St - Ste 211, Burlington, MA, 01803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR PRAFULLA (PAUL) MAHATA
(617) 272-3033
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TO INVESTIGATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ULTRA-HIGH EFFECTIVENESS HEAT EXCHANGERS, WHICH ARE PRIMARILY SUITED FOR ICBM DEEP BASE PROGRAM. THE STUDY WILL INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT OF INNOVATIVE AND NOVEL CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS OF AN AIR-TO-WATER HEAT EXCHANGER, AN EVAPORATOR, AND A CONDENSER. FOR THE PURPOSE OF REDUCING ELECTRIC POWER CONSUMPTION DURING EGRESS PERIOD OF THE ICBM DEEP BASE OPERATION, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT ULTRA-HIGH EFFECTIVENESS HEAT EXCHANGERS ARE USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ULTRA-HIGH EFFICIENCY HEAT PUMPS. THIS PROPOSAL PROVIDES WAYS TO DEVELOP SUCH HEAT EXCHANGERS THROUGH PHASE I TASKS, IN WHICH WE WILL 1) GATHER INFORMATION ON HIGH EFFECTIVENESS HEAT EXCHANGERS; 2) INVESTIGATE AND EVALUATE SEVERAL CANDIDATE HEAT EXCHANGERS, INCLUDING DIRECT CONTACT HEAT EXCHANGERS AS EVAPORATOR AND HEAT PIPES AS CONDENSERS; AND 3) FINALLY, DEVELOP CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS OF ULTRA-HIGH EFFECTIVENESS HEAT EXCHANGERS. THE GAIN IN THERMAL EFFECTIVENESS IN NOVEL HEAT EXCHANGERS WILL BE QUANTIFIED AND FEASIBILITY OF SUCH HEAT EXCHANGERS WILL BE DETERMINED.

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