METAL/PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL COMPOSITE HEAT SINKS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$305,000.00
Award Year:
1984
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
199
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Energy Science Laboratories
11404 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 113, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
 G.W. Webb, T.R. Knowles
Phone: (619) 452-7039
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THERMAL HEAT LOADS ON SPACECRAFT ARE VARIABLE. RADIATORS SIZED FOR PEAK LOADS ARE LARGER THAN NECESSARY FOR AVERAGE LOAD . HEAT SINKS WOULD ALLOW THE RADIATORS TO BE SIZED FOR THE AVERAGE THERMAL HEAT LOAD. METAL HEAT SINKS ARE TOO HEAVY AND PHASE CHANGE MATERIALS HAVE TOO SLOW A TEMPORAL RESPONSE FOR MANY APPLICATIONS. METAL\PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL COMPOSITES ARE LIGHT WEIGHT AND HAVE A FASTER RESPONSE THAN EITHER COMPONENT. WE DESCRIBE A THREE PART PROGRAM TO ANALYTICALLY MODEL COMPOSITES, EVALUATE AND TEST MATERIALS, AND TO CONSTRUCT A PROTOTYPE COMPOSITE HEAT SINK.

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