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Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-107-1884
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-107
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites
Agency: DOD
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0039
Award Amount: $99,183.00
 

Abstract:

Three tiered Thermal Bus System isothermalizes the satellite, allowing payload components to be mated in arbitrary locations without requiring detailed thermal analysis. The first tier is pyrolytic graphite embedded in aluminum panels (kCore) to provide local spreading. The second tier consists of embedded heat pipes to isothermalize each panel. These heat pipes also interface with third tier which consists of loop heat pipes to provide interpanel isothermalizing and transport heat to deployable radiator. Heat transport in this sytem is passive, with active thermal control. BENEFIT: The proposed system meets the objectives of the solicitation, and is applicable to any spacecraft bus.

Principal Investigator:

John G. Thayer
Engineering Group Leader, Aerospace
(717) 519-3136
j.g.thayer@thermacore.com

Business Contact:

Gregg J. Baldassarre
VP Sales&Marketing
(717) 519-5814
g.j.baldassarre@thermacore.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road Lancaster, PA -

EIN/Tax ID: 262443465
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No