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N23A-T024 - Compact Condensers Enabled by Additive Manufacturing

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-23-C-0464
Agency Tracking Number: N23A-T024-0080
Amount: $139,797.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: N23A-T024
Solicitation Number: 23.A
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-01-16
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
 Mohammad Reza Shaeri
 (414) 614-3022
Business Contact
 Dr. William G. Anderson
Phone: (717) 295-6104
Research Institution
 North Carolina State University
 Sajjad Bigham
Fitts-Woolard Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7901
United States

 (906) 370-3632
 Nonprofit College or University

In response to topic N23A-T024 of the Navy STTR 23.A solicitation, titled “Compact Condensers Enabled by Additive Manufacturing”, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a 3D printed refrigerant to water condenser for use in electronic cooling systems. The proposed condenser is compact and easy to scale up. Enhancing flow condensation heat transfer leads to reducing the size of thermal management hardware. However, compared to extensive efforts in fabricating efficient evaporators, less research has been conducted to develop efficient heat rejection components. As a result, still commercial condensers are too large. ACT’s proposed condenser is capable to enhance condensation heat transfer based on the innovative internal structure of the condenser without a penalty in the pressure drop across the refrigerant and water sides. While fabrication of such internal structure with thin walls is almost infeasible by conventional manufacturing processes, 3D printing substantially simplifies the fabrication process, thereby reduces the risk and cost associated with labor-intensive steps of traditional manufacturing.

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