Microvascular Networks for Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: W31P4Q-09-C-0356
Agency Tracking Number: 08SB2-0942
Amount: $98,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: SB082-063
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
DUNS: 130020209
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Christopher Hemmelgarn
 Tech Lead, Systems Engineering Div
 (937) 320-1877
Business Contact
 Stephen Vining
Title: VP, Government Programs
Phone: (937) 320-1877
Email: viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution
Cornerstone Research Group Inc. (CRG) will develop polymer matrix composite systems with imbedded microvasular networks that act as conduits for the transport of thermally conductive nanofluids. Optimized to withstand the grueling environmental conditions experienced in the stratosphere including atomic oxygen (AO), ozone (O3), and ultraviolet (UV) light exposure; material development will result in a new skin system that has the capability of transporting heat throughout the entire surface area of HALE aircraft, which can exceed 500 m2. The ability to transfer heat across such a large surface area will compensate for low convection coefficients.

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