Next Generation Heat Exchangers Using Ceramic Materials and Surface Morphologies

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,907.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-08-M-2821
Agency Tracking Number:
F073-056-1188
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF073-056
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
CERAMATEC, INC.
2425 South 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT, 84119
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089500540
Principal Investigator:
Merrill Wilson
Senior Research Scientist
(801) 978-2134
wilson@ceramatec.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Miller
CFO/Secretary
(801) 978-2176
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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