Heat Actuated Cooling System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A359
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4772
Amount: $729,691.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
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, -
DUNS: 152672127
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kaveh Khalili
 Director of Science and T
 (702) 293-0851
 kaveh.khalili@rockyresearch.com
Business Contact
 Uwe Rockenfeller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (702) 293-0851
Email: uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution
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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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