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Advanced Thermal Management of Very High Power Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
65211
Program Year/Program:
2004 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N033-0218
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rini Technologies Inc
582 South Econ Circle Oviedo, FL 32765-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Advanced Thermal Management of Very High Power Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-04-C-0328
Award Amount: $494,787.00
 

Abstract:

The Integrated Power System (IPS) architecture of the Navy's 21st century electric warships will distribute electric power to all shipboard systems including: integrated propulsion plants, crew support, electromagnetic aircraft launching systems, high-power radar and sensors, and high-power electric weapons systems. The IPS will distribute megawatts of power, at high current levels using IGBT modules to switch the power at high frequencies. When these devices operate at high current and frequency they produce heat flux levels that approach 1000 W/cm2. In Phase I, Rini Technologies, Inc. (RTI) demonstrated the feasibility of using their unique evaporative spray cooling (ESC) technique to maintain IGBT junction temperatures of 125¿C when operating at these extreme power levels. In Phase II, RTI engineers and researchers at the UCF will design, fabricate and test a `module level' evaporative spray cooling system to cool a 250 kW IGBT power inverter module. The Phase II prototype will utilize a `cabinet level' architecture to compliment the electronics rack packaging and the ship's zonal level heat removal system. The goal of the Phase II is to demonstrate a TRL-5+ prototype ESC system and establish a clear pathway for qualification and deployment of this technology onto the DD (X) or CVN (X) platforms at the conclusion of Phase III.

Principal Investigator:

Daniel P. Rini
President
4073847840
dan@rinitech.com

Business Contact:

Daniel P. Rini
President
4073847840
dan@rinitech.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

RINI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
3267 Progress Drive Orlando, FL 32826

EIN/Tax ID: 593465749
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32826
Contact: Louis Chow
Contact Phone: (407) 823-3666
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university