Portable, Re-Usable, Non-Electric Beverage Chiller

Period of Performance: 12/09/2003 - 06/08/2004

$119K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Creare, Inc.
16 Great Hollow Road Array
Hanover, NH 03755
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Soldiers must drink over a gallon of water a day to operate safely and effectively in hot climates. We propose to develop an individual cooling element that can cool an individual soldier's drinking water to boost consumption. The unit is portable, re-usable, requires no electric power, and can meet the Army's specifications for cooling capability and light weight. In Phase I, we will prove the feasibility of our approach by demonstrating the cooling process in the laboratory and showing that the Phase II prototype can meet the Army's specifications. In Phase II, we will build prototype coolers and demonstrate them under realistic conditions.