Thermal Management System and Radiator for Tactical Airborne Laser Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,151.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68936-10-C-0002
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-112-0858
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-112
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
John Kelly
President
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Airborne high power laser systems need lightweight and compact thermal management systems, which can respond to thermal loads within 10 seconds. An innovative heat exchanger concept has been identified, which can reduce system weight and volume to below 100 lbs and 8 cubic feet, respectively, while also reducing pressure drop and cost. Under the proposed project, the innovative heat exchanger technology will be analyzed, developed and tested, to prove performance. In addition, the complete thermal management system, which incorporates this heat exchanger, will be analyzed to show that steady and transient system performance meet Navy requirements, and that costs are reduced, versus conventional approaches.

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