Personal Heat Pump

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-04-C-6471
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-2879
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ASPEN SYSTEMS, INC.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator:
Glenn Deming
(508) 281-5322
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
Kang Lee
(508) 481-5058
klee@aerogel.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aspen Systems proposes to develop a small portable personal heat pump system that may be used by Air Force flight line maintenance and aircrew personnel to combat heat stress and cold weather exposure. Aspen Systems is uniquely qualified to develop a miniature personal heat pump. We have successfully designed, fabricated, tested, and licensed a small rotary compressor that literally fits in the palm of your hand. Our compressor weighs just over one pound and measures about 2" in diameter by 2.5" long. It is capable of providing up to 300 Watts (1024 Btu/h) of cooling in a 120¿F ambient environment. The Phase I program successfully demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing our miniature compressor in a vapor compression heat pump system to provide an acceptable solution for personal heating and cooling in the USAF application. The primary objective of the proposed Phase II program is to optimize the system components while developing the base technology into a personal heating and cooling product that will be ready for production at the end of the Phase II program.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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