Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,984.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8052-12-C-0003
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
O112-H06-3173
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H06
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator:
TimothyScott
Project Engineer
(508) 281-5322
tscott@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
GlennDeming
V.P. Thermal Engineering
(508) 281-5322
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institute:
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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