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HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
6678
Program Year/Program:
1988 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
6678
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331-2210
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1988
Title: HIGH PERFORMANCE, HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A RELIABLE, EFFICIENT MEANS FOR MOVING LARGE AMOUNTS OF HEAT FROM THE SOURCE TO A HEAT SINK WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS IN FUTURE AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS, SUCH AS TRANSATMOSPHERIC VEHICLES. THE HEAT PIPE IS JUST SUCH A DEVICE, AND THROUGH PROPER SELECTION OF THE CASE MATERIAL AND WORKING FLUID, CAN OPERATE NEAR-ISOTHERMALLY FROM 5-2300K. HEAT PIPES HAVE BEEN PRODUCED SINCE THE 1960S. HOWEVER, ULTRAMET PROPOSES A UNIQUE AND INNOVATIVE METHOD OF PRODUCING HEAT PIPES, UTILIZING THE PROCESS OF CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION (CVD). THE HEAT PIPE WILL BE SEAMLESS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FILL PORT, THEREFORE GREATLY INCREASING ITS RELIABILITY. THE WICK MAY BE MACHINED INTO NUMEROUS GEOMETRIES, AND THE WALL WILL BE DEPOSITED SUCH THAT IT ASSUMES THE SHAPE OF THE WICK.

Principal Investigator:

J grady sheek

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague St Pacoima, CA 91331

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