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Enabling Thermal Solutions for Future Laser Weapon Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9451-22-P-A018
Agency Tracking Number: F221-0009-0189
Amount: $149,972.51
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF221-0009
Solicitation Number: 22.1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-08-22
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-05-22
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
 Elizabeth Seber
 (717) 205-0696
Business Contact
 Dr. William G. Anderson
Phone: (717) 295-6104
Research Institution

In response to topic 221-0009 of the Air Force 21.2 SBIR solicitation, titled “Enabling Thermal Solutions for Future Laser Weapon Systems”, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) will develop a two-phase, hybrid evaporator that is capable of high heat fluxes from multiple heat sources while maintaining temperature uniformity. The proposed concept is based on a cold plate that was demonstrated to manage heat fluxes up to 800 W/cm2 from an array of eight Radio Frequency (RF) transistors that operated at frequencies greater than 100 GHz. The proposed concept will bring thermal management to the laser source itself, and will result in a cooling system that is lightweight, compact, rugged, and capable of removing adequate heat for high energy laser weapon systems. In Phase I, ACT will demonstrate the cold plate technology through experimental testing of a sub-scale prototype.  In Phase II, we will work with our commercial partner to develop a full-scale demonstration unit for delivery to and testing at the appropriate Air Force facility.

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