Efficient and Lightweight Cryogenic Gas Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4501
Agency Tracking Number: N122-128-0018
Amount: $79,580.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solitcitation Year: 2012
Solitcitation Topic Code: N122-128
Solitcitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
International Mezzo Technologies, Inc
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, -
Duns: 841519098
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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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