Next Generation Heat Exchangers Using Ceramic Materials and Surface Morphologies

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-08-M-2821
Agency Tracking Number: F073-056-1188
Amount: $99,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF073-056
Solitcitation Number: 2007.3
Small Business Information
CERAMATEC, INC.
2425 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
Duns: 089500540
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Merrill Wilson
 Senior Research Scientist
 (801) 978-2134
 wilson@ceramatec.com
Business Contact
 Raymond Miller
Title: CFO/Secretary
Phone: (801) 978-2176
Email: rkm@ceramatec.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A ceramic material is proposed wherein surface morphologies are used which enhance the heat transfer performance and reduce heat exchanger weight and volume. This technology would provide a means by which next generation return fuel/air cooler (RFAC) heat exchanger systems could be improved upon. The basic concept is to increase the area-to-volume ratio by fabricating materials which have porous structures allowing for increased heat transfer over a reduced volume. Fabrication and testing will be done using silicon carbide as the ceramic material. In the Phase 1 Program, Ceramatec, Inc. will evaluate, fabricate, demonstrate and characterize the performance of these materials at a sub-scale level.

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