Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: FA8052-12-C-0003
Agency Tracking Number: O112-H06-3173
Amount: $149,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-H06
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, -
DUNS: 121001945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Timothy Scott
 Project Engineer
 (508) 281-5322
 tscott@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Glenn Deming
Title: V.P. Thermal Engineering
Phone: (508) 281-5322
Email: gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes a novel personal cooling system that uses a vapor compression chiller to circulate cooled water through flow channels in a wearable vest to facilitate improved cooling of personnel in high-temperature environments. The system is designed to cycle coolant delivered to various zones within the vest enabling the body surface to vasodilate in between chilled liquid flow. The system will autonomoously switch circulation from zone to zone without having to switch the refrigerator on and off. Personnel wearing this system are expected to experience improved heat rejection using the proposed compact, lightweight, personal cooler.

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