Waste Heat Recovery of Rocket Motors for Reduction of Battery Weight

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,948.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0147-13-C-7302
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
B122-024-0450
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-024
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
PA, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126288336
Principal Investigator:
DavidWolf
Senior Engineer
(717) 295-6823
David.Wolf@1-act.com
Business Contact:
DianeBaldasarre
Manager, Administration
(717) 295-6067
d.baldassarre@1-act.com
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
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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