Lightweight Heat Exchangers for Man-Portable Battery Recharging System
ThermAvant's Phase I proposal, entitled “Development of Lightweight Heat Exchangers for Man-Portable Battery Recharging System” submitted to the Army Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program has been competitively selected for negotiation and possible award.
ThermAvant aims to develop and demonstrate compact, lightweight, and ultra-low thermal resistance air-cooled heat exchanger(s) for man-portable thermoelectric battery recharging systems. This research effort intends to not only prove prototypes' outstanding thermal performance prototypes but also result in designs for easy transport, high durability, and low-cost, high-volume manufacture. While the initial application is for charging hand-held thermoelectrics, the to-be-proven innovations can be applied to industrial waste heat systems, solar thermal power generation, vehicle electronics thermal management, and even the cooling of satellite payloads.