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Demonstration of an Integrated Cooling Scheme for Ultra-Wide Bandwidth…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77042
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N061-001-1093
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Demonstration of an Integrated Cooling Scheme for Ultra-Wide Bandwidth Transmitters in Airborne Tactical Jamming Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-08-C-0004
Award Amount: $598,766.00
 

Abstract:

The Navy is currently seeking innovative technologies to "combine existing high power RF technologies with the latest advances in cooling methods." for next-generation electronic attack tactical jamming systems. For the Phase I effort, Mainstream performed a detailed assessment of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) high power amplifiers in Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC), module, and rack form. The ultimate conclusion is COTS systems meeting the solicitation guidelines for the wideband transmitter (WBT) are not available for direct use or repackaging requiring continued development of MMIC technology. Additionally, innovative technologies are required to integrate advanced cooling systems with the high power RF technologies and to enable repackaging of the requisite hardware components to fit a standard RF transmitter form factor of the EA-6B/EA-18G aircraft. Active cooling systems are being developed as a means of lowering junction temperatures, increasing reliability, improving performance, and increasing power density. In Phase I, Mainstream demonstrated the feasibility of microchannel-based thermal managements systems for removing the waste heat produced by the high powered amplifiers using thermal and hydraulic performance. In Phase II, Mainstream will work with Navy personnel and systems integrators (e.g. ITT) to develop and demonstrate a full-scale prototype WBT thermal management system and prototype high-power amplifier module.

Principal Investigator:

Gregory S. Cole
PI/Engineering Director
3216313550
gsc@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Controller
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MAINSTREAM ENGINEERING CORP.
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No