Advanced Low Pressure Drop Radiator for HMMWV and Other Vehicles

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W56HZV-08-C-0073
Agency Tracking Number: A072-207-2604
Amount: $69,558.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2007
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: A07-207
Solicitation Number: 2007.2
Small Business Information
ALTEX TECHNOLOGIES CORP.
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
DUNS: 183365410
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Kelly
 President
 (408) 328-8302
 john@altextech.com
Business Contact
 Mehdi Namazian
Title: Vice President
Phone: (408) 328-8303
Email: mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced radiators are needed for military vehicles, to allow engine output to be increased to meet new performance requirements. These radiators need to transfer more heat to the cooling air, while simultaneously reducing radiator size, pressure drop, weight and cost. Altex has identified and performed preliminary tests on a novel heat exchanger design that can meet the above challenging objectives. Under the base Phase I project, the novel heat exchanger will be designed, fabricated and tested, at subscale, to show the feasibility of the concept. Based on the test data, the design will be refined and costs estimated to show the benefits of the concept versus conventional vehicle radiators. Under the Phase I option effort, a full scale prototype test article will be designed and fabricated, ahead of testing to be carried out in the Phase II effort.

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