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Miniaturized Thermoacoustic Cryocooler for Missile Defense Applications(1001-088)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-07-C-0207
Agency Tracking Number: B074-002-0060
Amount: $99,985.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA07-T002
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2007-09-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-03-27
Small Business Information
200 TURNPIKE ROAD, CHELMSFORD, MA, 01824
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Keith Higginson
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
 khigginson@tritonsystems.com
Business Contact
 Bonnie Whitney
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Email: contracts@tritonsystems.com
Research Institution
 WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE
 Bart Lipkens
 1215 Wilbraham Road
Springfield, MA, 1119
 (413) 782-1223
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The U.S. military envisions a range of cryocooler systems that can enable specific operational requirements. For missile defense applications, Triton is targeting cooling of infrared focal plane arrays (FPA) in optics which address surveillance, missile threat warning systems and missile seeker systems in general. Triton Systems Inc proposes to develop thermal management solutions for space electronics small-scale thermoacoustic cryocoolers for cooling sensors in the 10-100 K range, relevant to the needs of the MDA and manufacturers of optical equipment. Keeping in mind potential mission needs, we will design and develop mesoscale thermoacoustic cryocoolers that focus on miniaturization, weight savings, minimal design impact, and redundancy while maintaining efficiency and long lifetimes. We will build from miniaturization designs that we developed in previous thermoacoustics projects, designs that will both enable simple drive schemes and improve scalability due to the different fluid dynamics in confined spaces. Validation with software packages and experimental data will be performed.

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