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LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH-EFFICIENCY HEAT TRANSFER PANELS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15721
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15721
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: 1991
Title: LIGHTWEIGHT HIGH-EFFICIENCY HEAT TRANSFER PANELS
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

HEAT ENGINES BASED ON VARIOUS THERMODYNAMIC CYCLES ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR SPACE POWER APPLICATIONS. A NEED CLEARLY EXISTS TO MINIMIZE WEIGHT WHILE MAXIMIZING THE THERMAL EFFICIENCY OF SUCH POWER SYSTEMS. HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES ARE A VERSATILE, EFFICIENT MEANS OF TRANSPORTING AND MANAGING THERMAL ENERGY IN SUCH APPLICATIONS. IN A PREVIOUS PROGRAM, ULTRAMET DEVELOPED AND DEMONSTRATED AN INNOVATIVE PROCESS FOR FABRICATING A VERY LIGHTWEIGHT COMPOSITE HEAT PIPE CONTAINER HAVING THE EXCELLENT STRENGTH, HIGH TEMPERATURE CAPABILITY, AND CORROSION RESISTANCE (TO THE LIQUID METAL WORKING FLUID) NECESSARY TO WITHSTAND THE OPERATING ENVIRONMENT OF A HIGH PERFORMANCE SPACE HEAT PIPE. IN THIS PHASE I PROGRAM, ULTRAMET PROPOSES TO APPLY ITS PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE TOWARD DEVELOPMENT OF PRACTICAL HARDWARE. ULTRAMET AND HITCO, A LEADING CARBON-CARBON MANUFACTURER, WILL COMBINE EFFORTS TOWARD THE FABRICATION OF PLANAR CARBON-CARBON PANELS, INCORPORATING W:10%RE HEAT PIPES FOR ENERGY DISSIPATION. THE PROGRAM WILL COMBINE THE PROVEN BENEFITS OF ULTRAMET'S CVD HEAT PIPE FABRICATION PROCESS WITH HITCO'S STATE-OF-THE-ART HIGH CONDUCTIVITY CARBON-CARBON MANUFACTURING ABILITY.

Principal Investigator:

David Raine
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Ultramet
12173 Montague Street Pacoima, CA 91331

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