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Compact Condensers for Electronics Cooling

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2008 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752-3017
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Compact Condensers for Electronics Cooling
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N00014-08-M-0093
Award Amount: $99,909.00


To enable the integration of high power electronics into future military platforms, an efficient compact condenser technology which is compact, lightweight, and efficient is needed to remove waste heat from these electronics. Aspen Systems endeavors to meet this need by proposing an advanced condenser design concept which promises to enhance heat transfer on the mini-, micro-, and nano-scales to achieve heat transfer coefficients in excess of 50,000 W/m2-K while minimizing pressure drop. Furthermore, this innovative design concept is compact, low-profile, lightweight, high-strength, and scalable across a wide range of capacities. These benefits are largely derived from its basic flat plate configuration which is manufactured and assembled using modern, reliable techniques. The low-profile, block-like form, and flat footprint allow ease of installation and integration into or on top of electronics enclosures. Aspen Systems is a leader in developing microclimate conditioning systems based upon vapor-compression technology. Aspen develops refrigeration components and integrated packaged systems for electronics cooling and has particular core competencies in micro-channel heat exchangers for both evaporators and condensers. Aspen is well-positioned to support long-term development efforts and commercialization for micro-channel heat exchangers and refrigeration systems.

Principal Investigator:

Steven Casey
Principal Mechanical Engineer

Business Contact:

Kang P. Lee
President & CEO
Small Business Information at Submission:

184 Cedar Hill Street Marlborough, MA 01752

EIN/Tax ID: 042839563
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No