Qu Tubes for High Temperature Heat Rejection

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-10-M-0143
Agency Tracking Number: F093-079-0474
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-079
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
Analytical Services, Inc.
350 Voyager Way, Huntsville, AL, 35806
DUNS: 839422763
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Joe Sims
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 562-2191
 joseph.sims@asi-hsv.com
Business Contact
 Rhonda Harrison
Title: Director, Contracts and Pricing
Phone: (256) 562-2123
Email: rhonda.harrison@asi-hsv.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In our proposed effort, we intend to perform high temperature (100-200 Deg C) characterization of an ultra-advanced heat pipe to determine feasibility of using it in high temperature space radiators. In previous work, we have shown that the so-called "Qu Tube" achieves exceptionally high thermal transport rates at lower temperatures. BENEFIT: Our innovation will significantly reduce the size of radiators used on spacecraft and satellites, thereby reducing their mass and their cost. It can also be applied in many industrial heat exachanger designs.

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