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Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
98074
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-135-0414
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-135
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
TIAX LLC
35 Hartwell Avenue Lexington, MA 02421-3102
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Periscope Antenna Active Cooling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-10-M-0035
Award Amount: $69,997.00
 

Abstract:

The increased complexity of periscope antennas requires the need for advanced cooling methods capable of reaching 20oC and extracting 150-200 watts of thermal load, while fitting in the tight confines of a periscope base. Current convective and conductive cooling approaches have proved inadequate at dissipating the thermal load generated by the antennas, a problem further complicated by the fact that the antenna radome is a poor thermal conductor. This may lead to the premature failure of heat sensitive components. The typical external radome ambient temperature, to which heat from the periscope base is being rejected, is 50oC. TIAX LLC is proposing the development of a miniature-scale Stirling cycle active cooling system that could well fit in the available confined periscope antenna base space and can provide the required cooling load at the desired temperature. The Stirling cooling cycle is a closed thermodynamic cycle in reverse of a Stirling engine cycle for power generation. Stirling cycle coolers have been used for decades to provide cooling temperatures down to the cryogenic temperature range for various applications.

Principal Investigator:

Mo Rajaee
Associate Principal
6174986041
rajaee.mo@tiaxllc.com

Business Contact:

Ren,e Wong
Contracting Officer
6174985655
wong.renee@tiaxllc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TIAX LLC
15 Acorn Park Cambridge, MA 02140

EIN/Tax ID: 460478749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No