Lightweight Environmental Control Unit (ECU)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-5818
Agency Tracking Number: F051-121-0599
Amount: $99,945.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-121
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
Acorn Park, Cambridge, MA, 02140
DUNS: 111046152
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Detlef Westphalen
 Associate Principal
 (617) 498-5821
 westphalen.d@tiaxllc.com
Business Contact
 Renee Wong
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: (617) 498-5655
Email: 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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