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Titanium Heat Pipe Thermal Plane

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90625
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
085111
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: 2009
Title: Titanium Heat Pipe Thermal Plane
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CD26P
Award Amount: $99,941.00
 

Abstract:

Thermacore Inc. proposes an innovative titanium heat pipe thermal plane for passive thermal control of individual cells within a fuel cell stack. The proposed technology eliminates actively pumped liquid coolant loops, which improves system efficiency, reliability, safety, simplicity, life cycle as well as saves weight and volume. Although the main purpose for this technology is thermal management of fuel cells for space applications, the same technology can be applied for electronics cooling: heat spreaders and heat sinks, where thin design is required. The proposed titanium heat pipe thermal plane will be reliable passive heat transfer device with the following parameters: bulk density: under 3 grams per cubic centimeter, thickness: less than 0.050 inches, effective thermal conductivity: in excess of 2,000 W/(m K), electrical resistivity: less than 0.2 ohms-cm, operation against gravity: 4 inches

Principal Investigator:

Sergey Semenov
Principal Investigator
7175696551
s.y.semenov@thermacore.com

Business Contact:

Nelson J. Gernert
Business Official
7175696551
n.j.gernert@thermacore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA 17601

EIN/Tax ID: 262443465
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No