Dielectric Printed Circuit Board Planar Thermosyphon

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85921
Agency Tracking Number: 94569
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 09 a
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Richard Bonner
 (717) 295-6105
Business Contact
 Jon Zuo
Title: Dr.
Phone: (717) 295-6058
Email: Jon.Zuo@1-act.com
Research Institution
While solid state lighting (SSL) represents the future in energy efficient and environmentally friendly lighting, certain technological obstacles still must be addressed before SSL can truly compete with incandescent and fluorescent lamps. The thermal management of high brightness (HB) light emitting diodes (LEDs) is one of these critical obstacles, as identified by the DOE. The proposed core technology will dramatically improve on current thermal management strategies implementing an innovative printed circuit board (PCB) heat spreader. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes a PCB dielectric planar thermosyphon to maintain a significantly lower LED junction temperature, which not only improves device reliability and lifetime but also enables higher luminous flux LEDs and higher density packing configurations. Phase I and II efforts will be directed towards the development and testing of a prototype integrated with an LED package. . Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: ACT has partnered with Sunovia Energy Technologies, Inc., an LED integrator, to ensure the proposed technology would be commercially applicable if a Phase III award was ultimately awarded. Specifically, ACT envisions the technology used in downlighting applications where the gravity aided orientation enables the thermosyphon effect

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