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Smallsat Cryocooler System

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-18-C-7411
Agency Tracking Number: B17C-003-0048
Amount: $99,754.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA17-T003
Solicitation Number: 2017.0
Solicitation Year: 2017
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-03-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-09-27
Small Business Information
2811 McGaw Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
United States
DUNS: 197957822
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Jim Wold
 (949) 975-8410
Business Contact
 Marguerite Slater
Phone: (949) 975-8410
Research Institution
 University of Wisconsin - Madison
 Dr. Franklin Miller
1500 Engineering Drive Room 1431 Engineering Research Center
Madison, WI 53706
United States

 (608) 263-2479
 Nonprofit College or University

The Iris Technology team which also include Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) and the University of Wisconsin, is attacking the problem of high-efficiency, low-volume, space-qualified cryocooler systems.The team has a firm starting point by leveraging the Northrop Grumman Microcryocooler and the Iris Technology mLCCE (Miniature Low Cost Control Electronics).TMU enhancement will start with performing thermodynamic modeling of modified a NGAS microcryocooler for a heat lift of 2W for 20W spacecraft power and cooling to 110K with a 300K reject temperature.Analyses will be performed to reduce the TMU volume.The mLCCE design will be greatly reduce in size by utilizing a microprocessor based design with a GaN FET power stage.By enhancing proven technologies, the Iris Technology team provides a very high probability of success.Approved for Public Release | 18-MDA-9522 (23 Feb 18)

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