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Advanced Surface Heat Exchanger Via High Strength Graphite Foam

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
62378
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F031-3770
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: 2003
Title: Advanced Surface Heat Exchanger Via High Strength Graphite Foam
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-03-M-5030
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Currently employed surface heat exchanger utilizes Titanium metal. The low thermal conductivity of titanium combines with its high density results in significantly design penalties. Applications of graphite foam to the heat exchangers offers potentialsignificant performance and weight benefits. However, the key strength, thermal conductivity and integration issues need to be resolved. Hamilton Standard will work with MER to design the surface heat exchanger with the graphite foam. A nanotubesreinforced graphite foam will be explored as means to achieve improved thermal and mechanical properties. Thermal fin efficiency will be evaluated and compared with the state-of-the-art design. This technology will be inserted into surface heatexchangers for both defense and civilian applications.

Principal Investigator:

Witold Kowbel
Vice President
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85706

EIN/Tax ID: 860530946
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No