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Sintered Polymeric Composites with Very High Transverse Thermal Conductivity…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
87108
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-029-1638
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA 92126-4336
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Sintered Polymeric Composites with Very High Transverse Thermal Conductivity (PDRT08-019)
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0070
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Transverse thermal transfer characteristics of state-of-the-art carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) materials impose significant limitations on the efficacy of electronic assemblies mounted in composite structures. Material technologies for effective heat removal from an electronic device and into the CFRP body are needed. Specifically, techniques that significantly enhance the through-thickness thermal conductivity of CFRPs will allow for a localized heat source to be spread throughout a composite structure, where in-plane conductivity is quite good. DR Technologies is proposing the usage of novel sintering conductive resins to overcome thermal resistance at interlaminar interfaces, thereby dramatically enhancing the transverse thermal conductivity of carbon fiber reinforced polymeric composite laminates. These sintered resins have recently demonstrated effective thermal conductivity of 50 W/m-K, an order of magnitude improvement compared to thermally conductive epoxies. Although the proposed materials are processed and cured like conventional polymeric composites, their thermal characteristics are much closer to solders than polymers.

Principal Investigator:

Matt Wrosch
Principal Investigator
8585874200
mwrosch@drtechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Steven L. Sherman
VP, Business Administration
8586771226
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
7740 Kenamar Court San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No