EXHAUST HEAT DRIVEN THERMOELECTRIC FAN

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$271,737.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5550
Agency Tracking Number:
5550
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems Inc. (Currently Aspen Systems, Inc.)
184 Cedar Hill St, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
H Hamed Borhnian
(617) 481-5058
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
DURING COLD AMBIENT CONDITIONS, THE THERMAL GRADIENTS CREATED BY STANDARD NON-ELECTRIC MILITARY HEATERS IN ARMY TENTS AND BARRACKS PRODUCE UNCOMFORTABLE LIVING CONDITIONS. CIRCULATION OF THE INTERIOR AIR BY A FAN REDUCES SIGNIFICANTLY THE THERMAL GRADIENTS. HOWEVER, WITH THE ABSENCE OF ELECTRICITY, THERE IS A NEED FOR POWER NOT ONLY FOR THE FAN BUT ALSO FOR OTHER ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. ASPEN SYSTEMS PROPOSES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXHAUST HEAT DRIVEN THERMOELECTRIC FAN. THE PROPOSED CONCEPT HAS THE FOLLOWING SALIENT FEATURES: UTILIZATION OF EXHAUST HEAT FROM STANDARD LIQUID FUEL SPACE HEATERS, OFF-THE-SHEFT COMPONENTS, LOW COST, AND HIGH RELIABILITY. THE PHASE I PRINCIPAL OBJECTIVES ARE TO IDENTIFY AND LABORATORY TEST THE KEY COMPONENTS INDIVIDUALLY AND THE DESIGN AND LABORATORY TESTING OF THE THERMOELECTRIC FAN ASSEMBLY. DIVIDED INTO FOUR TASKS, PHASE I INCLUDESANALYSIS AND LABORATORY TESTING OF THE FAN, THERMOELECTRIC MODULE, AND MOTOR, DESIGN AND LABORATORY TESTING OF THE THERMOELECTRIC FAN ASSEMBLY, AND PREPARATION OF A PHASE II TEST PLAN. THE ANTICIPATED RESULTS ARE COMPONENTS SELECTION, LABORATORY PROTOTYPE SYSTEM DESIGN, AND PERFORMANCE DATA FOR THE COMPONENTS AND THERMOELECTRIC FAN ASSEMBLY.

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