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Development of a Thermal Management System for Tactical Airborne High Power…

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Department of Defense
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2012 / SBIR
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200 YELLOW PL ROCKLEDGE, FL 32955-5327
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Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Development of a Thermal Management System for Tactical Airborne High Power Laser Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N68936-12-C-0132
Award Amount: $1,498,449.00


The U.S. Navy is seeking a thermal management solution for the development of an advanced airborne tactical laser. The thermal management system required for the weapon system must be highly integrated with both the weapon system and the demonstration platform. In addition to providing a high cooling capacity and maintaining components within a narrow temperature range, the thermal management system must also meet strict volume, mass, and reliability requirements associated with aircraft operation. Through previous developmental efforts, Mainstream has been able to design and experimentally validate critical thermal management components and optimize the design of the TMS. In Phase 2.5, Mainstream will work to integrate the TMS with other laser subsystems and perform multiple rounds of thermal and environmental testing. At the completion of the Phase 2.5 effort, Mainstream will deliver a compact, lightweight thermal management system that has been demonstrated as a reliable solution. This ambitious effort will be accomplished by leveraging Mainstream"s extensive experience in thermal controls and the development of robust military systems.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph Homitz
Senior Engineer
(321) 631-3550

Business Contact:

Michael Rizzo
(321) 631-3550
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Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center Rockledge, FL -

EIN/Tax ID: 592744408
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Woman-Owned: No
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