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Sintered Polymeric Composites with Very High Transverse Thermal Conductivity…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
87108
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A2-4037
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
A08-029
Solicitation Number:
2008.2
Small Business Information
Vanguard Space Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Sintered Polymeric Composites with Very High Transverse Thermal Conductivity (PDRT08-019)
Agency: DOD
Contract: W31P4Q-10-C-0129
Award Amount: $729,993.00
 

Abstract:

A six month program was executed with the goal of developing a novel thermally conductive composite material utilizing TLPS resin formulations created by Creative Electron, of San Marcos, CA, and composites design and manufacturing expertise from DR Technologies, Inc., of San Diego, CA, to develop a through thickness enhanced thermal conductivity composite material and provide material examples of thermal testing results, as well as consolidation quality. Results varied, but a high through thickness thermal conductivity was measured repeatedly using a flash thermography method at 16.2 W/m K. Densities for the various specimens ranged in the area of aluminum (2.7 g/cc), but some samples weighed in at something in excess of 4 g/cc due to excessive resin and flux content. A Phase II effort was laid out to investigate alternative structural preforms that would contribute further to the through thickness thermal conductivity, as well as leverage the lessons learned from the Phase I effort for improving the homogenaeity and processability of the TLPS/carbon fiber product, for potential use in missile airframes and secondary aircraft/space structures. A path forward to develop early production as well as a defined structural test plan to optimize thermal and structural performance of the TLPS/continuous carbon fiber reinforced conductive composite.

Principal Investigator:

Matt Thompson
Principal Investigator
(858) 444-1831
mthompson@vanguardcomposites.com

Business Contact:

Steven Sherman
V.P ., Business Administr
(858) 444-1826
ssherman@drtechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

DR Technologies, Inc.
9431 Dowdy Drive San Diego, CA -

EIN/Tax ID: 330601418
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No