Environmental Control Unit with Integral Thermal Storage
Summary rept. 12 Dec 2013-12 May 2014
ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES INC LANCASTER PA
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As part of an Office of the Secretary of Defense OSD Small Business Innovative Research SBIR Phase I project, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. ACT evaluated an Environmental Control Unit ECU that uses an integrated PCM Heat Exchanger PHX to provide thermal energy storage. By storing thermal energy during the hottest part of the day and rejecting this stored energy during the coolest part of the day, the PHX can reduce the power consumption of an ECU by up to 10 over a 24 hour period. The PHX was demonstrated at ACTs laboratory using a low fidelity prototype.
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