Improved Thermal Management Systems using Plastic

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-10-C-0140
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3993
Amount: $728,628.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-153
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
7167 Florda Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, -
DUNS: 841519098
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Charles Becnel
 Vice President
 (225) 706-0191
Business Contact
 Kelly Buckley
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (225) 706-0191
Research Institution
Mezzo fabricates high performance micro tube heat exchangers. In the Phase I program, Mezzo explored substituting the stainless steel micro tubes that typically have been used with polymer micro tubes. Polymer micro tube heat exchangers have significant potential advantages over currently used metal plate-fin heat exchanger technologies. Specifically, polymer micro tube heat exchangers provide extremely high ratios of heat transfer/weight, and offer excellent corrosion resistance. During the Phase I effort Mezzo was able to demonstrate some of these benefits, most importantly extremely high heat transfer/weight performance. In the Phase II effort, Mezzo will continue to improve on the advancements made in the Phase I by further developing the polymer micro tube technology to a point where a full scale replacement military vehicle heat exchanger can be built and tested.

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