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Advanced Thermal Management of Power Converters

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0432
Agency Tracking Number: N21A-T012-0110
Amount: $139,988.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N21A-T012
Solicitation Number: 21.A
Solicitation Year: 2021
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-06-07
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-12-07
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601-1111
United States
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Sean Hoenig
 (717) 205-0628
Business Contact
 Dr. William G. Anderson
Phone: (717) 295-6104
Research Institution
 Washington University in St. Louis
 Damena Agonafer
1 Brookings Dr
St. Louis, MO 63130-1234
United States

 (314) 935-6107
 Nonprofit College or University

Advanced sensors and effectors are driving shipboard power distribution systems toward higher voltages, resulting in greater thermal demands on the power conversion modules.  Wide Bandgap (WBG) semiconductors, such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN), can be utilized to reduce thermal inefficiencies with high-frequency switching topologies, but heat generation is still a primary limiting factor.  In this STTR program, advancements in thermal packaging technology are sought to enable higher power density, lower cost systems.  In particular, thermal/electrical co-design is desired for compatibility with state-of-the-art (SoA) WBG devices.  Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), Washington University in St. Louis (WU), and RCT Systems, Inc. (RCT) propose to develop a thermal management system using novel flow passage geometries enabled by additive manufacturing to achieve high thermal performance. The proposed concept expands ACT’s core product line in thermal management systems for military shipboard applications.

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