Efficient and Lightweight Cryogenic Gas Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$79,580.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-13-P-4501
Solitcitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2013
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-128-0018
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-128
Small Business Information
International Mezzo Technologies, Inc
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
841519098
Principal Investigator
 Charles Becnel
 Director of Engineering
 (225) 706-0191
 becnel@mezzotech.com
Business Contact
 Kelly Buckley
Title: Director of Finance
Phone: (225) 706-0191
Email: buckley@mezzotech.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Mezzo Technologies fabricates high performance micro tube heat exchangers. In this proposal, Mezzo proposes to fabricate a heat exchanger to interface between helium, which is the working fluid used to cool a variety of superconducting components on Navy vessels in the future that will require cryogenic cooling, and cold neon gas, which is supplied by a Reverse Brayton cryocooler. Mezzo's approach, which builds upon a previous effort for the Missile Defense Agency as well as continuously evolving manufacturing capablity will result in a unit which can cool 20 grams/second of helium at 2000 kPa, with an effectiveness of greater than 90%, very low pressure drops, and with a weight of approximately 10 pounds. The material costs associated with this unit will be substantially less than $1k, and the acquisition costs will meet the goal specified in the solicitation. The unit will also be compact and extremely robust.

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