Heat Actuated Cooling System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$729,691.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-12-C-A359
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4772
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
A09-090
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Rocky Research
1598 Foothill Dr, PO Box 61800, Boulder City, NV, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
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 and CEO
(702) 293-0851
uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The principal objective of this effort is to develop an advanced complex compound for ammonia-solid absorption chillers and demonstrate the enhanced sorbent for a 18,000 BTU/hr technology demonstrator in the Phase II effort. Phase I experimental data showed that it is feasible to make a fuel-fired sorption cooling system capable of 18,000 Btu/hr cooling and 105 kg dry-weight with 0.34 gal/hr of JP-8 fuel consumption. Since low temperature exhaust of less than 150 degrees C (302 degrees F) can be harvested in this system, it is expected that fuel consumption will be less than 0.34 gal/hr. The goal of phase II will be to design, build, test and deliver prototypes with total weight of 105kg-dry and fuel consumption of less than 0.34 gal/hr of JP-8. A 3-D preliminary design of the overall prototype package has been completed. This design will be fabricated, tested and delivered to the ARMY during Phase II.

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