Bell Solid State Thermoelectrics, BSST
BSST is trying to change the way your world is heated and cooled. Projects at BSST are focused in three areas:
1) Cooling, warming, or microclimate conditioning of individual
human beings to improve personal comfort, health, and endurance.
2) Providing thermal management solutions for electronic components
and assemblies in confined spaces.
3) Developing TE-based direct thermal to electrical energy conversion technology that is commercially and militarily viable.
TE-based thermal technology involved the use of thermoelectric (TE) devices to create hot and cold liquids and environments as well as to produce electricity.
Thermoelectric technology moves heat from one location to another when direct current electricity flows through specific configurations of thermoelectric materials as thermoelectric devices. TE devices (TEDs) working in this way are functioning as solid-state heat pumps. A single thermoelectric device can heat or cool, with the action determined by the direction of current flow through the TED. While much of the recent
attention given to thermoelectrics has focused on its ability to cool
and heat, thermoelectrics can also be applied to generate power from
a specific heat source.
WolfKatz Engineering LLC has been under contract to assist with in vehicle integration of many of BSST's newest technologies. Work has included systems level engineering, project management, and direct design and testing of various new automotive technologies. With many projects funded by tier one automotive suppliers, a large amount of resources are put into these projects. What soon for large changes in the way your local climate is controlled! Work with BSST is on-going.