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Heat Pipe Cooling of Underwater Acoustic Projectors

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85166
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-020-0220
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Avenue Lancaster, PA 17601-5688
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Heat Pipe Cooling of Underwater Acoustic Projectors
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0312
Award Amount: $69,977.00
 

Abstract:

This Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I project will develop an innovative thermal solution to cool underwater acoustic projectors. More efficient cooling of the acoustic projectors will allow the devices to run at longer duty cycles, higher output powers and with longer service life. Current acoustic projectors use thermal conduction through the transducer parts to dissipate the waste heat to a surrounding water sink. For past applications at lower powers and duty cycles, this thermal management approach has been sufficient to maintain the acoustic performance. Stress and electric field limits tend to be more of an issue at these operating conditions. As the Navy requires higher duty cycles (>10%) and power outputs from the transducers, the thermal limit becomes of greater concern. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) and Pennsylvania State University's Applied Research Lab (ARL) propose to develop a heat pipe assisted thermal solution to increase the effective thermal conductivity of the transducer so that the transducer can operate at lower temperatures.

Principal Investigator:

Richard Bonner
R&D Engineer
7172956105
richard.bonner@1-ACT.com

Business Contact:

Jon Zuo
President
7172956058
jon.zuo@1-ACT.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
1046 New Holland Avenue Lancaster, PA 17601

EIN/Tax ID: 571146896
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV.
North Atherton Street
Applied Research Laboratory
State College, PA 16801
Contact: Edward G. Liszka
Contact Phone: (814) 865-6531
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university