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Passive Cooling for Aircraft Carrier Jet Blast Deflectors (JBD)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-21-C-0232
Agency Tracking Number: N192-100-1140
Amount: $1,680,244.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N192-100
Solicitation Number: 19.2
Solicitation Year: 2019
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2021-02-04
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-09
Small Business Information
1051 Serpentine Lane
Pleasanton, CA 94566-8451
United States
DUNS: 963306857
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Robert Hardesty
 (925) 461-6800
Business Contact
 Robert Hardesty
Phone: (925) 461-6800
Research Institution

Under Phase I, Peregrine successfully demonstrated that a passively cooled, corrosion resistant, and high reliability Jet Blast Deflectors (JBD) can be fabricated for aircraft carrier applications. This Phase II proposal takes an analytical approach anchored with empirical results to yield a passive JBD with induced draft (air) cooling. Phase I utilized Multi-Layer Metal Insulation (MLMI) technology with induced draft features to yield a passively cooled JBD. This new passive JBD utilizes seawater corrosion resistant titanium materials to produce a high performance, low maintenance, and high reliability system without the need for active seawater cooling.  The Phase I design is predicated upon a MLMI approach with induced draft channels to passively cool exhaust thermal loads received by the facesheet of a JBD and consistently perform under numerous and repetitive launches while allowing rollover and providing the structural integrity and high reliability required for aircraft carrier JBDs. The Phase II design is a MLMI design with induced draft channels. The combination of heat resistant materials, an insulative MLMI design with innovative induced draft features, and an exterior surface design/coating that provides not only a non-skid surface, but also provides heat reflectance and further insulation provides a passively cooled JBD.

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