A SURVIVABLE TACTICAL TRUCK HEAT PIPE RADIATOR

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
8372
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Beltran Inc
1133 - E 35th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
T S RAVI
(718) 338-3311
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF THE INNOVATIVE CONCEPT OF A AUTO HEAT PIPE RADIATOR THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL WORK. HEAT PIPES ARE HIGH EFFICIENCY HEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE NO MOVING PARTS. A HEAT PIPE NETWORK WILL CONTINUE TO WORK, EVEN IF, ONE OR MORE OF THE HEAT PIPES ARE DAMAGE. THIS ALMOST FAIL-SAFE CHARACTERISTIC HAS MADE HEAT PIPE A WIDELY USED EQUIPMENT IN SPACE APPLICATIONS, WHERE MICROMETEOROIDS POSE A THREAT THAT IS SIMILAR TO SMALL ARMS THREAT FACED BY TACTICAL TRUCKS. THE PROPOSED ANALYSIS AND THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE RESULTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TACTICAL TRUCK HEAT PIPE RADIATOR, INCLUDING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS MATERIALS, WORKING FLUIDS, WICK STRUCTURE, AND THE OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND LOAD.

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