High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-11-P-0134
Agency Tracking Number: A103-164-0236
Amount: $69,829.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-164
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Small Business Information
Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr, PO Box 61800, Boulder City, NV, -
DUNS: 152672127
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kaveh Khalili
 Director of Science and Technology
 (702) 293-0851
 kaveh.khalili@rockyresearch.com
Business Contact
 Uwe Rockenfeller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (702) 293-0851
Email: uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Proposed is the development of a High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM) for the Army that is capable of integrating DC power from solar PV cells. The proposed ice maker will include a variable capacity vapor compression system with variable air flow as per ambient temperatures. The Performance of the high efficiency cycle will be enhanced by the use of advanced variable speed drive and pulsating thermal expansion valve technologies. The intelligent control system will allow load tracking without the use of remote sensors and will have a self explanatory user interface. The High Efficient Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM) product will operate at all relevant military supplied DC and AC voltages. The result will be a product that has more robust performance, smaller volume and lighter weight than competing technologies while attaining wide-ranging applicability.

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