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Compact Thermal Management System for Laser Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-18-C-0544
Agency Tracking Number: N18A-001-0216
Amount: $129,709.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N18A-T001
Solicitation Number: 2018.0
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-05-31
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-12-03
Small Business Information
5100 Springfield Street
Dayton, OH 45431
United States
DUNS: 782766831
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Yes
Principal Investigator
 Sivaram Gogineni
 (937) 266-9570
Business Contact
 Sukesh Roy
Phone: (937) 902-6546
Research Institution
 Wright State University
 Prof. Rory Roberts
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435
United States

 (937) 775-4856
 Nonprofit College or University

The use of laser technologies and high-power electronics is rapidly being incorporated into tactical platforms for imaging, target designation, and range finding. Electronic equipment including lasers demand power from a tactical aircraft and produce large amounts of thermal energy as a waste product. Current thermal management technologies will not be sufficient for future aircraft as thermal management of the high-power electronic equipment has become challenging and will become even more challenging as the heat loads continue to increase. As such, innovative thermal management technologies must be developed to keep pace with the increasing thermal demands and allow tactical aircraft to effectively perform their missions. Development of novel thermal management methods will be a lynch pin for incorporating high-energy electronics and lasers on future and current aircraft. Carbon dioxide has advantages as a working fluid in vapor compression cycle with higher specific heat and much higher volumetric heat density. The higher volumetric heat density reduces the size of the components such as the condenser, evaporator and compressor, resulting in improved size, weight, power and performance. A carbon dioxide vapor compression cycle is being proposed for its flexibility in operation, ability to be expanded, and volumetric reduction of potentially 80%.

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