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Active Radar System Thermal Management

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
74690
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
044-1427
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: 2005
Title: Active Radar System Thermal Management
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N00178-05-C-3053
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project, will investigate manufacturing of shims and cold plates from ultra high thermal conductivity composites for thermal management of wide band gap active component in T/R modules for S-band and X-band radar. This materials based design approach will utilize ultra high conductivity Diamond/Aluminum and Diamond/Copper materials made by MER. To produce a commercial product, the focus will be on improving machinability and surface finish of these composite materials parts to allow direct insertion into T/R module designs to replace existing materials of Copper-Tungsten and Copper/Molybdenum/Copper. 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.

Principal Investigator:

Sion Pickard
Senior Researcher
5205741980
pickards@mercorp.com

Business Contact:

James C. Withers
Chief Executive Officer
5205741980
jcwithers@mercorp.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS & ELECTROCHEMICAL RESEARCH (MER) CORP.
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