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Direct Die Attached CTE Matched Ultra High Thermal Conductivity…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
86457
Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-034-0433
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: Direct Die Attached CTE Matched Ultra High Thermal Conductivity Graphite/Aluminum Heat Sinks for High RF Power Density Phased Array Radar Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: W9113M-08-C-0113
Award Amount: $99,999.00
 

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, with strategically located high TC "z" inserts is proposed as base plate heat sinks for advanced GaN based phased array radar systems. The material system will be fully characterized. FEA thermal models will be developed for a 4 by 4 channel prototype array which will be manufactured for attachment to T/R module emulators and evaluated by a prime contractor partner for thermal performance. The goal is to enable a two- to three-fold increase in power density in wide bandgap semiconductors and to manufacture radar arrays with greater than 100 channels within essentially a page sized format. The constituent materials are inexpensive. Hence, the proposed technology, at the proper manufacturing scale will provide materials with a cost per unit volume less than copper at 1.5 to 2 times the thermal performance and CTE matching to the T/R module.

Principal Investigator:

James Cornie
CTO
7818934449
jcornie@mmccinc.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