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Innovative Heat Sink Technology for Application to Aircraft Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-093-1296
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-093
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
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: 2012
Title: Innovative Heat Sink Technology for Application to Aircraft Systems
Agency: DOD
Contract: N68335-12-C-0048
Award Amount: $79,877.00
 

Abstract:

To assure satisfactory cooling for future JSF upgrades, the proposed solution is a vapor compression refrigeration system packaged with both a pumped PAO cooling loop and a thermal energy storage (TES) system in a standard avionics rack for the JSF. The vapor compression system, VCS, will provide the sub-ambient cooling required as avionics power is increased. A VCS gives the highest efficiency for sub-ambient cooling. The pumped PAO loop will interface to the avionics racks. PAO is already an approved coolant for aircraft. The TES will store additional thermal capacity for the cooling system for high power transient excursions. Including this feature will increase mission capability during extreme operating conditions. The Phase 1 work effort involves a system design and subscale prototype technology emonstration.

Principal Investigator:

Kevin Wert
Sr. Engineer/ Group Leade
(717) 519-3140
k.l.wert@thermacore.com

Business Contact:

Nelson Gernert
Vice President - Engineer
(717) 569-6551
n.j.gernert@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