Heat-Pipe Embedded Exhaust Heat Recovery System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$499,963.00
Award Year:
2013
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W911QX-13-C-0122
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-5363
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-016
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126288336
Principal Investigator:
TapanDesai
Lead Engineer
(717) 295-6817
Tapan.Desai@1-act.com
Business Contact:
FrankMorales
Accounting Clerk
(717) 295-6092
Frank.Morales@1-act.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will develop a thermoelectric generator (TEG) that will improve the overall efficiency of 100-kW class generator sets (gensets) by 5-10%. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes a novel heat-pipe embedded thermoelectric generator to convert exhaust heat directly into useful electrical energy. The proposed concept improves upon current exhaust recovery systems, which are inefficiently designed, in three aspects: 1) heat extraction; 2) heat conversion; and 3) heat rejection. The proposed technology will address these shortcomings with innovative heat transfer components, unique thermoelectric module adhesion, and a compact packaging design. The proposed concept will provide robust and efficient power conversion in a small package that can be retrofit to present gensets and be housed inside existing enclosures. These measures will allow the proposed design to be highly versatile and easily adapted to suit a wide variety of applications.

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