Thermoelectric Integrated Heat Exchanger for E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,992.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68335-13-C-0129
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-114-1189
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-114
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
PA, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126288336
Principal Investigator:
Tapan Desai
Lead R&D Engineer
(717) 295-6817
Tapan.Desai@1-act.com
Business Contact:
Heather Wenzel
Accountant
(717) 295-6092
Heather.Wenzel@1-act.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes an innovative heat exchanger integrated with thermoelectric devices to achieve 10-15 kW additional cooling capacity to the current Liquid Cooling System (LCS) aboard the E2-D Advanced Hawkeye. The proposed heat exchanger will reduce the cold side temperature of the LCS by 3-5°F and reject the waste heat to the hot side of the LCS using thermoelectric devices to pump heat against the thermal gradient. By raising the hot side temperature of the LCS, the ultimate heat sink (ram air heat exchanger) will be able to handle the additional heat load without size increase. The proposed heat exchanger will replace existing sections of LCS plumbing, providing a design that has minimal impact on size and pressure drop. Additional innovations in the heat exchanger design will improve efficiency and mechanical reliability by allowing direct convection heat transfer to remove heat from the hot side of the thermoelectric modules. ACT has secured the support for this project from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, the manufacturer of the E-2D Hawkeye. Northrop Grumman will provide design requirements and guide the development efforts in Phase II and eventually become an integrator of the technology in actual aircraft.

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