A HEAT PIPE RADIATOR AS A LIGHTWEIGHT COOLING COMPONENT FOR MILITARY COMBAT VEHICLES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 12284
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1990
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1133 E 35th St, Brooklyn, NY, 11210
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael R Beltran
 (718) 338-3311
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL ESTABLISH THE FEASIBILITY OF THE INNOVATIVE CONCEPT OF A HEAT PIPE RADIATOR AS A LIGHTWEIGHT COOLING COMPONENT FOR MILITARY COMBAT VEHICLES, THROUGH EXPERIMENTAL WORK. HEAT PIPES ARE HIGH EFFICIENCY LIGHTWEIGHT HEAT TRANSFER EQUIPMENT THAT HAVE NO MOVING PARTS. MOREOVER A HEAT PIPE NETWORK WILL CONTINUE TO WORK, EVEN IF, ONE OR MORE OF THE HEAT PIPES ARE DAMAGED. 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 MILITARY VEHICLES. THE PROPOSED ANALYSIS AND THE EXPERIMENTAL WORK WILL PROVIDE VALUABLE RESULTS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE HEAT PIPE RADIATOR, INCLUDING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VARIOUS MATERIALS, WORKING FLUIDS, WICK STRUCTURE, AND THE OPERATING TEMPERATURE AND LOAD.

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