Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7302
Agency Tracking Number: B122-024-0450
Amount: $99,948.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA12-024
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
PA, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Wolf
 Senior Engineer
 (717) 295-6823
Business Contact
 Diane Baldasarre
Title: Manager, Administration
Phone: (717) 295-6067
Email: d.baldassarre@1-act.com
Research Institution
This proposal describes a program by Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) that will develop a missile engine waste heat recovery system for recharging the batteries of a missile. The proposed system will use heat pipes to transfer the waste energy from the insulation around a missile engine. The heat pipes will be covered with thermoelectrics at their condenser end where the waste energy will be converted to electric power for charging the missile batteries. Bonded to the thermoelectrics will be a phase change material which will dissipate any additional waste energy not converted to electric power. This system will be efficient in design with no moving parts and when fully optimized have a mass less than the 5 kg weight specification in the solicitation.

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