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Advanced Direct Energy Conversion for Power Electronics Cooling

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
87393
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-206-0389
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
WMK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
101 Clematis Avenue Unit #1 Waltham, MA 02453-4449
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Advanced Direct Energy Conversion for Power Electronics Cooling
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-08-M-0039
Award Amount: $69,952.00
 

Abstract:

A new metal matrix composite material consisting of natural graphite particulates processed into a designed reinforcement architecture that, after pressure infiltration casting with molten Al alloy, results in materials with thermal conductivity (TC) controllable over a range of 600 to 750 W/mK and thermal expansion controllable over the range of 7 to 3 ppm/K. This material is proposed as a spreader and as a natural circulation cooled heat sink to be integrated with a solid state thermoelectric module to generate energy from waste heat sources. This energy can be utilized for powering a pump for circulating fluid for cooling a power conversion module. The cold plate for the power conversion module can also be made from this high thermal conductivity material and can be optimized for low pressure drop and low power consumption in pumping liquid through the cold plate. The proposed scheme can not only maximize the power generated from any given thermoelectric or other solid state technology, but also use that power most efficiently by minimizing the power drop through the channels

Principal Investigator:

Larry Roderick
President
2153753035
roderick@k-technology.com

Business Contact:

Adam Rosen
CEO
2153753035
a.rosen@k-technology.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

WMK TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
101 Clematis Avenue Unit #1 Waltham, MA 02453

EIN/Tax ID: 640963935
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No