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DIRECTED ENERGY THERMAL SHIELDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
1073
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1073
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: 1985
Title: DIRECTED ENERGY THERMAL SHIELDS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

SPACE-BASED DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL FOR ATTACKING SATELLITE COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION GATHERING SYSTEMS. ACCORDINGLY, THERE IS A STRONG INCENTIVE TO DEVELOP PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS WHICH WILL ALLEVIATE OR NEGATE THE DAMAGING EFFECTS OF THESE WEAPONS AS STRUCTURES. A POTENTIALLLY EFFECTIVE APPROACH, FOR THE PROTECTION OF SATELLITES FROM DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS, IS THE UTILIZATION OF HEAT PIPES WITHIN A SHIELD STRUCTURE. HEAT PIPES COULD BE DESIGNED TO ABSORB THE ENERGYBEAM AND TRANSPORT THE GENERATED HEAT FOR DISSIPATION OVER THE ENTIRE SURFACE OF THE STRUCTURE BEING PROTECTED. THE ABSORBED ENERGY WOULD BE DISSIPATED BY A COMBINATION OF HEATING THE SHIELD STRUCTURE AND RADIATION FROM THE SURFACE OF THE SHIELD TO SPACE.

Principal Investigator:

G. Yale Eastman
7175696551

Business Contact:

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