High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,829.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QY-11-P-0134
Agency Tracking Number:
A103-164-0236
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, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
152672127
Principal Investigator:
Kaveh Khalili
Director of Science and Technology
(702) 293-0851
kaveh.khalili@rockyresearch.com
Business Contact:
Uwe Rockenfeller
President and CEO
(702) 293-0851
uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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