High Efficiency Mobile Ice Maker (HEMIM)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$726,413.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QY-12-C-0024
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4852
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
A10-164
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
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 and CEO
(702) 293-0851
uwe.rockenfeller@rockyresearch.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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