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Efficient and Lightweight Cryogenic Gas Heat Exchanger

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N122-128-0018
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
N122-128
Solicitation Number:
2012.2
Small Business Information
International Mezzo Technologies, Inc
7167 Florda Blvd Baton Rouge, LA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Efficient and Lightweight Cryogenic Gas Heat Exchanger
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00024-13-P-4501
Award Amount: $79,580.00
 

Abstract:

Mezzo Technologies fabricates high performance micro tube heat exchangers. In this proposal, Mezzo proposes to fabricate a heat exchanger to interface between helium, which is the working fluid used to cool a variety of superconducting components on Navy vessels in the future that will require cryogenic cooling, and cold neon gas, which is supplied by a Reverse Brayton cryocooler. Mezzo's approach, which builds upon a previous effort for the Missile Defense Agency as well as continuously evolving manufacturing capablity will result in a unit which can cool 20 grams/second of helium at 2000 kPa, with an effectiveness of greater than 90%, very low pressure drops, and with a weight of approximately 10 pounds. The material costs associated with this unit will be substantially less than $1k, and the acquisition costs will meet the goal specified in the solicitation. The unit will also be compact and extremely robust.

Principal Investigator:

Charles Becnel
Director of Engineering
(225) 706-0191
becnel@mezzotech.com

Business Contact:

Kelly Buckley
Director of Finance
(225) 706-0191
buckley@mezzotech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

International Mezzo Technologies, Inc
7167 Florda Blvd Baton Rouge, LA -

EIN/Tax ID: 721477348
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No