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Lightweight High Temperature Thermal Radiators

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
18060
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
18060
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MSNW, INC.
P.O. Box 865 San Marcos, CA 92079
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: Lightweight High Temperature Thermal Radiators
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,366.00
 

Abstract:

Graphite/glass composites offer lightweight, highly conductive, survivable radiators that can improve the maximum temperature and energy efficiency of space nuclear power systems. MSNW will develop a preliminary radiator design, fabricate subcomponent materials, and experimentally determine critical material properties. The preliminary design will include thermal comparisons with other materials, analysis of the heat transfer of the heat pipe/fin interface, and analysis of thermal stresses. Analytical studies will use composite micromechanics, closed form heat transfer and stress analysis, and finite element models. Fabrication and testing, to be done by United Technologies Research Center, will include hot pressing of high conductivity graphite/glass subcomponents and measurement of thermal conductivities, thermal expansions, and tensile properties.

Principal Investigator:

Kent Buesking
2159400262

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Msnw, Inc.
P.o. Box 865 San Marcos, CA 92079

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