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HIGH PERFORMANCE ALUMINUM HEAT PIPE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
258
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
258
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE ALUMINUM HEAT PIPE
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $270,494.00
 

Abstract:

THERMACORE HAS DEVELOPED, IN OTHER MATERIALS, TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCING SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES IN CAPILLARY PUMPING PRESSURES IN HEAT PIPES. THE IMPROVEMENTS STEM FROM THE USE OF SMALL PORE STRUCTURES FABRICATED FROM SINTERED POWDERS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM IS TO DEVELOP AND DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNIQUES FOR PRODUCING THESE STRUCTURES IN ALUMINUM. SUCCESS IN THIS PROGRAM WILL BRING ABOUT A TWENTY-FIVE FOLD INCREASE IN THE CAPILLARY PUMPING CAPABILITY OF ALUMINUM/AMMONIA HEAT PIPES. THIS IN TURN WILL RESULT IN AN EQUIVALENT INCREASE IN THE HEAT TRANSFER CAPACITY OF HEAT PIPES FOR SPACECRAFT THERMAL CONTROL. THE PROPOSED HEAT PIPES WILL PERFORM WELL WITH DISTRIBUTED EVAPORATORS.

Principal Investigator:

Business Contact:

Donald m. ernst
7175696551
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601

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