Refrigeration System with Integrated Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: W9113M-09-C-0097
Agency Tracking Number: B083-049-0598
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA08-049
Solicitation Number: 2008.3
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jon Zuo
 (717) 295-6058
Business Contact
 Jon Zuo
Title: President
Phone: (717) 295-6058
Research Institution
The Airborne Laser (ABL) program has significant cooling requirements that until present can only be addressed by mechanical refrigeration systems. These include cooling of the various high powered solid state lasers currently used on the ABL for tracking and ranging as well as standby cooling for the basic hydrogen peroxide (BHP) loops on the Chemical Oxygen Iodine Laser (COIL). The proposed integral evaporator-condenser-subcooler uses a design similar to flat plate heat exchanger to offer an innovative and reliable heat exchanger to reduce the weight and volume of the Laser Refrigeration System (LRS) while provide improved performance, reliability and maintainability. In the proposed project, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), supported by Northrop Grumman and FlatPlate/GEA, will develop and demonstrate the integral heat exchanger in a LRS environment. The Phase I effort will demonstrate the feasibility of the concept through system trades, integration study and preliminary prototype testing. The Phase II effort will design, build and test a subscale LRS, and demonstrate its ability to support ABL cooling requirements.

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