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Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
97466
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-175-1091
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-175
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2087
Award Amount: $99,818.00
 

Abstract:

Gas turbine engines rely on internal controllers to achieve efficient operation over a wide range of operating conditions. These Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) are located within the engines in an environment characterized by high temperature and high vibration. Cooling the electronic components inside the FADEC is a tremendous challenge. We propose to apply innovative thermal management technologies to control the temperature of FADEC electronics. In Phase I we will prove feasibility by developing a thermal model for an advanced FADEC cooling system and designing an optimal thermal management system. BENEFIT: Our thermal management system will improve FADEC and aircraft reliability. Applications include FADEC units for advanced gas turbine engines as well as thermal management systems for high power electronics used in commercial jet engines and electric vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Michael G. Izenson
Principal Engineer
6036433800
mgi@creare.com

Business Contact:

James J. Barry
President
6036433800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No