Improved Coupling Factor of Personal Cooling Systems

Period of Performance: 02/15/2012 - 09/14/2012

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Alaska Native Technologies, LLC
PO Box 241085
Anchorage, AK 99524
Principal Investigator

Abstract

The Microclimate Cooling Unit will use magnetic energy to cause a temperature change in the exchanger to extract heat from the gel pack, which covers the primary area of heat loss on the human body at the neck and upper back, reducing the overall body temperature. Thermocouples will monitor the gel pack to allow the user to adjust the pack temperature to their needs.