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Materials Based Solution for ImprovedThermal Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65209
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0222
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials & Electrochemical Research (ME
7960 S. Kolb Rd. Tucson, AZ 85756-9237
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Materials Based Solution for ImprovedThermal Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-03-M-0317
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small business Innovation Research Phase I project, will investigate state-of-the art materials to improve thermal management for high power semiconductor devices in ship board applications. This materials based design approach will utilize ultra highconductivity diamond/metal matrix spreader materials which are coupled to evaporative cooling devices utilizing porous graphite foams to allow effective phase change cooling of high power solid state devices. The result is a robust, light weight and lowcost thermal management system for shipboard applications. Particular attention is paid to the joining of the component parts together to avoid interfacial resistance, using fabrication by liquid metal infiltration to eliminate discontinuous interfaceregions. The tremendous commercial potential of this product is for broad use as a thermal management material in power electronics for SiC, GaAs and Si based devices. Thermal management of all types of power electronics components including GaAs andSiC based devices for space and civilian application.

Principal Investigator:

Sion Pickard
Principal Investigator
5205741980
mercorp@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

J.c. Withers
CEO
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Materials & Electrochemical Research (Mer) Co
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
Research Institution Information:
OHIO UNIV.
Russ College of Eng & Tech
Athens, OH 45701
Contact: M. Khairul Alum
Contact Phone: (740) 593-1558
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university