Efficient Thermal Energy Storage (TES) for Mega-Joule Class Weapon Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$749,960.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-10-C-2040
Agency Tracking Number:
O081-EP1-1213
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ALLCOMP, INC.
209 Puente Ave., 209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
026249487
Principal Investigator:
Gene Tu
Senior Engineer
(626) 369-1273
gene.tu@allcomp.net
Business Contact:
Wei Shih
Director
(626) 369-1273
weishih@aol.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High capacity Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems that can rapidly absorb peak waste heat using phase change, liquid to vapor, dissipating it gradually during normal operation, are the most ideal and most compact Thermal Management (TM) systems possible for advanced weapon systems. such as. These systems e.g. high power laser diode arrays and microwaves, are typically powered cyclically and intermittently with peak requirement reaching upwards to 1000 kJ/s or 1000 kW per system; with substantially lower average thermal dissipation requirement during normal operation. Water and ammonia offer highest latent heat of vaporization of all liquid candidates; as well as providing high thermal storage density. Furthermore, their near isothermal characteristics during the phase-change and re-constitution processes are perfectly compatible with advanced micro-electronic systems that need to operate within a very narrow temperature range in order to achieve the optimal performance. Two different heat thermal energy storage (TES) approaches are proposed for evaluation using these fluids.. A successful demonstration of the proposed technology will lead to full scale development and demonstration for a real system in Phase III.

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