Qu Tubes for High Temperature Heat Rejection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,992.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-10-M-0143
Award Id:
97244
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-079-0474
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-079
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
350 Voyager Way, Huntsville, AL, 35806
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
839422763
Principal Investigator:
Joe Sims
Principal Investigator
(256) 562-2191
joseph.sims@asi-hsv.com
Business Contact:
Rhonda Harrison
Director, Contracts and Pricing
(256) 562-2123
rhonda.harrison@asi-hsv.com
Research Institute:
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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