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CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC WING LEADING EDGE HEAT PIPES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
9216
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
9216
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC WING LEADING EDGE HEAT PIPES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $59,036.00
 

Abstract:

CURRENT HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT DESIGNS REQUIRE COOLING ON THEIR LEADING EDGE SURFACES. HEAT PIPES HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF PROVIDING A LOWWEIGHT METHOD OF COOLING THESE SURFACES. HOWEVER, CURRENT HEAT PIPE DESIGNS REQUIRE AN AUXILIARY HEAT EXCHANGER COUPLED TO THE HEAT PIPE CONDENSER. THIS HEAT EXCHANGER IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE HEAT IN EXCESS OF THAT WHICH CAN BE RADIATED. THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A PROGRAM TO DESIGN A PASSIVE HEAT PIPE BASED ON CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC MATERIALS. THE HEAT PIPE WILL OPERATE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, 18002400 DEG C, SUCH THAT THE TOTAL INCIDENT HEAT LOAD CAN BE DISSIPATED BY RADIATION. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC HEAT PIPE WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED.

Principal Investigator:

Brian e shank
7175696551

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore Inc
780 Eden Rd Lancaster, PA 17601

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