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Integrated Thermal Energy Storage in a Power Conductor for Electromagnetic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N111-074-1698
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N111-074
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL 32955-5327
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Integrated Thermal Energy Storage in a Power Conductor for Electromagnetic Railguns
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0207
Award Amount: $79,831.00
 

Abstract:

The United States Navy is seeking a compact, flexible power conductor capable of handling the high magnitude, high transient pulsed loading required by a Naval Electromagnetic Railgun (EMRG.) Very high current levels (up to 6 mega-amps) carried over a compact cross-sectional area will result in significant heating. Mainstream has proposed a solution that minimizes complexity, requires minimal volume, and uses no external power to provide cooling. The transient nature of the loading on the conductor lends itself to cooling by thermal energy storage. In the Phase I effort, Mainstream will use finite element modeling to design a power conductor with an integrated thermal storage system and will experimentally test a scaled prototype. Mainstream"s innovative conductor reduces weight and cost and increases flexibility compared to a standard conductor.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Cutbirth
PI/Sr. Mechanical Enginee
(321) 631-3550
mcutbirth@mainstream-engr.com

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
CFO
(321) 631-3550
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