Lightweight Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,945.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-5818
Award Id:
72962
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-121-0599
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
111046152
Principal Investigator:
Detlef Westphalen
Associate Principal
(617) 498-5821
westphalen.d@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact:
Renee Wong
Contracting Officer
(617) 498-5655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
An analytical model will be developed to assess air-conditioning system performance operating with hydrocarbon refrigerant. Different hydrocarbon refrigerants and blends of refrigerants will be evaluated to determine which option provides the best performance with the least flammability risk. Flammability testing will be done as required to quantify the blend's characteristics, if such information is not publicly available. A design concept will be established, consisting of preliminary selection of key components and a preliminary system layout. Targets for key system characteristics are: (1) Performance equivalent to that of the FDECU, (2) Size allowing stack of 18 units on a 463L pallet, and (3) Weight of 475 or less pounds.

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