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Stable Maneuverable Airborne Thermal Management for Directed Energy Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-16-C-7726
Agency Tracking Number: B2-2207
Amount: $999,384.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA14-016
Solicitation Number: 2014.2
Solicitation Year: 2015
Award Year: 2016
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2016-07-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2018-07-19
Small Business Information
500 S. Arthur Ave., Unit 300, Louisville, CO, 80027
DUNS: 968561584
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael John Hulse
 (720) 289-7381
Business Contact
 Douglas Campbell
Phone: (720) 300-8167
Research Institution
In response to the need for improved thermal management in airborne DE systems, i2C Solutions and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are developing a Stable Maneuverable AiRborne Thermal Management (SMART) two-phase cold plate designed specifically to interface with laser diode arrays resulting in an exceptionally effective, lightweight and simple thermal management subsystem.The SMART device incorporates capillary microstructure technologies being developed at i2C Solutions combined with ultra-omni-philic surface modifications developed at NMSU that enable passive regulation of flow rate in response to varying heat flux and promotes efficient flow boiling even under g-loads observed in tactical aircraft.During the proposed Phase II program, i2C Solutions will increase heat transfer coefficients up to 10X by incorporating NMSUs ultraomniphilic surface treatments, which have been shown to drastically increase boiling efficiency, into prototype hardware and mature the hardware into laser diode bar / diode module prototypes.

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