Advanced Low Pressure Drop Radiator for HMMWV and Other Vehicles

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$69,558.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W56HZV-08-C-0073
Award Id:
81625
Agency Tracking Number:
A072-207-2604
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
John Kelly
President
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institute:
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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