Cooling/Thermal Management System Development for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High-Power Radio-Frequency vehicle Stopper (RF) Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$749,500.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
M67854-13-C-6522
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-110-0021
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-110
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
841519098
Principal Investigator:
Anthony Giglio
Project Manager
(225) 706-0191
tony.giglio@mezzotech.com
Business Contact:
Mark Turner
Director of Finance
(225) 706-0191
mark.turner@mezzotech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
The goal of this program is to develop compact, lightweight, low power thermal management systems for non-lethal weapons platforms, specifically the Radio Frequency Vehicle Stopper (RFVS) and the Active Denial Technology (ADT) system. In the Phase I effort, Mezzo designed thermal management systems for both applications which utilize Mezzo"s advanced micro tube heat exchangers and micro tube thermal energy storage (TES) devices. Micro tube thermal energy storage devices were shown to significantly reduce the power requirements of a radiator-cooled thermal management system bya factor of 10-20, but at the cost of weight. Micro tube TES devices reduced the power consumption (factor of 3 to 7) and weight (10% to 47%) of VCS-cooled systems. Mezzo considered several configurations for the TMS systems but determined that a split system with the low temperature components cooled by a vapor compression system and the high temperature components cooled by a radiator system was the most efficient. The thermal management systems designed in this program are simple, reliable, and robust and offer significant performance benefits over conventional heat exchanger technology. Mezzo looks forward to the opportunity to demonstrate the performance benefits of the micro tube heat exchanger technology on a full-scale thermal management system.

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