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HIGH PERFORMANCE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1746
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1746
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: 1986
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE AMBIENT TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $499,555.00
 

Abstract:

THERMAL MANAGEMENT IS EMERGING AS A KEY AND SOMETIMES ENABLING TECHNOLOGY IN FUTURE SPACE MISSIONS. HEAT PIPES ARE A KEY ELEMENT IN THERMAL MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY. GROWTH VERSIONS OF THE SPACE STATION WILL REQUIRE HEAT PIPE HEAT ACQUISITION CAPABILITY OF 10 W/CM(2) AND HEAT TRANSPORT CAPABILITY OF 5000 WATTS OVER 50 FEET. THESE REQUIREMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN MET IN AMBIENT TEMPERATURE ALUMINUM/AMMONIA HEAT PIPES. PHASE I IS A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP INNOVATIVE SINTERED ALUMINUM WICK STRUCTURE/HEAT PIPE DESIGNS WHICH WILL MEET OR EXCEED NASA'S REQUIREMENTS. THE BASIC TECHNOLOGY FOR MAKING SINTERED ALUMINUM WICKS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED. WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE IS TO ADAPT THAT TECHNOLOGY TO HIGH PERFORMANCE WICK DESIGNS WHICH CAN BE FABRICATED IN 50 FOOT LENGTHS.

Principal Investigator:

Robert M. Shaubach
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601

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