Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-10-C-A002
Agency Tracking Number: A2-3764
Amount: $727,162.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-106
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
Technology Applications, Inc.
5700 Flatiron Parkway, Suite #5701A, Boulder, CO, -
DUNS: 933677452
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Steve Nieczkoski
 Project Manager
 (303) 443-2262
 snieczk@techapps.com
Business Contact
 Greg Fickbohm
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (303) 443-2262
Email: gfickbohm@techapps.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Technology Applications, Inc. proposes a Modular Antenna Cooling System to address the advanced cooling needs for the Army’s Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas. The proposed solution uses active as well as passive cooling elements with design features aimed at reducing or eliminating contact resistances and effectively moving heat to an integral heat sink. The modular design allows for the base passive system to be used alone for lower heat rejection applications. An active cooling added to the base passive cooling system allows for higher cooling capacity required in extreme environments or as power density levels dictate. During Phase I, we assessed both the passive and active cooling elements to complete a preliminary system design and address feasibility. In Phase II, we will demonstrate the complete thermal management/cooling system in an integrated antenna package that is adaptable to meet present and future military electronics cooling needs.

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