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Do-It-Yourself Additives Recharge Auto Air ConditioningIn planning for a return mission to the Moon, NASA aimed to improve the thermal control systems that keep astronauts comfortable and cool while inside a spacecraft. Goddard Space Flight Center awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to Mainstream Engineering Corporation, of Rockledge, Florida, to develop a chemical/mechanical heat pump. IDQ Inc., of Garland, Texas, exclusively licensed the technology and incorporates it into its line of Arctic Freeze products for automotive air conditioning applications. While working on the design, Mainstream Engineering came up with a unique liquid additive called QwikBoost to enhance the performance of the advanced heat pump design.
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Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 2010
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 2010
Subject Category
Technology Utilization and Surface Transportation
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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