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Demonstration of a Passive Thermal Management System for Cooling Electronics in…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
104868
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
S5.05
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Demonstration of a Passive Thermal Management System for Cooling Electronics in Extreme Environments
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX11CF59P
Award Amount: $99,907.00
 

Abstract:

Extended operation of exploratory systems on the surface of planets like Venus, means that techniques to cool system electronics to essentially room temperature (30ºC) while the ambient temperature is over 470ºC must be developed and demonstrated. This proposal discloses a patent-pending passive thermal management system (TMS) capable of providing electronic system cooling at 30ºC, while rejecting heat to ambient temperatures above 500ºC. This Phase I effort includes performance demonstration experiments in a representative thermal environment. These experiments will demonstrate a TMS system with a system mass of less than 0.22 kg/W/day, that provides passive isothermal temperature control, with no moving parts.

Principal Investigator:

Robert P. Scaringe
Principal Investigator
3216313550
rps@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
Business Official
3216313550
mar@mainstream-engr.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No