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Fabrication of a Low-Cost, Lightweight Cu-AlN Composite for Thermal Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
35798
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
35798
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Fabrication of a Low-Cost, Lightweight Cu-AlN Composite for Thermal Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $60,000.00
 

Abstract:

High thermal conductivity materials with low CTE, and high strength and stiffness are required for high thermal flux applications. In addition, if these materials are relatively inexpensive, lightweight and non-toxic, and have low vapor pressure to survive in space-operating environments, they will be attractive candidates for thermal management in aerospace structures. Such materials are urgently needed for space platforms, hypervelocity vehicles and rocket propulsion systems. Under this SBIR Phase I program, MER proposes to fabricate a novel Cu-AlN composite system by a pressure infiltration casting technique in collaboration with Brooklyn Polytechnic University. Both Cu and AlN have excellent thermal conductivities (400 and 220 W/mK respectively) and the composite has the potential of achieving an optimum balance of thermal-mechanical properties, low density and low cost (

Principal Investigator:

Dr. C. K. Unni
5205741980

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Mer Corp.
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

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