Advanced Fan Coil Unit

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,704.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0445
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-164-0906
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-164
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
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 T
(702) 293-0851
kaveh.khalili@rockyresearch.com
Business Contact:
Uwe Rockenfeller
President
(702) 293-0851
uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
An estimated 20% of a US Navy ship"s total fuel consumption is due to heating, ventilation and air-conditioning. Reduction in electrical consumption of Navy ship Fan Coil Assemblies with increased energy efficiency is necessary for fuel savings. Rocky Research proposes an advanced Fan Coil Assembly Unit with high efficiency heat exchangers, low-noise fan design, variable speed drive technology and permanent magnet motors that will reduce the electrical demand of shipboard fan coil assemblies by at least 50%. While the resultant fuel savings are significant, the advanced electronics in each fan coil assembly also increase the level of automation while reducing preventative maintenance costs. This will provide for further energy savings through coordinated thermal management and enhances safety by automated damage control mechanisms. In addition, these advanced technologies will reduce air-borne noise and improve component reliability.

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