High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-12-C-0024
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4852
Amount: $726,413.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-164
Solicitation Number: 2010.3
Solicitation Year: 2010
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-03-05
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-03-14
Small Business Information
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
Business Contact
 Uwe Rockenfeller
Title: President and CEO
Phone: (702) 293-0851
Email: uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institution
Proposed is the continuation of development of a High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM) for the Army that is capable of integrating DC power from solar PV cells. The proposed ice maker will include a variable capacity vapor compression system with variable air flow as per ambient temperatures. The Performance of the high efficiency cycle will be enhanced by the use of advanced variable speed drive and pulsating thermal expansion valve technologies. The High Efficient Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM) product will operate at all relevant military supplied DC and AC voltages while 30% or more efficient than exiting technology. The result will be a product that efficient, has more robust performance, smaller volume and lighter weight than competing technologies while attaining wide-ranging applicability. Phase I provided a very successful demonstration of an operational HEMIM. Phase II will focus on design refinement and optimization toward a 5,000 lbs of ice per day system, design to meet EMI and shock and vibration requirements, packaging the system so it can be attached to a Tricon insulated container , and delivery of two copies to the U. S. Army.

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