Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0036
Agency Tracking Number: N092-135-0504
Amount: $99,992.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solitcitation Year: 2009
Solitcitation Topic Code: N092-135
Solitcitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Duns: 121001945
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Doug Morse
 Program Manager
 (508) 281-5322
 dmorse@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Glenn Deming
Title: Vice President
Phone: (508) 281-5322
Email: gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary refrigeration based cooling system for submarine antenna mast electronics cooling. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures at the electronics cold plate. A thermal prototype will be designed, fabricated and tested during the Phase I effort to assure feasibility of the system requirements to meet stringent submarine thermal requirements. A specialized highly refined and optimized evaporator will be utilized, along with a sophisticated microchannel-based condenser to maximize thermal performance while meeting efficiency, weight and volume requirements. The System will maintain the electronics cold plate temperature at 20 degrees C while dissipating heat to ambient temperature at 50 Degrees C. The miniature system is anticipated to be readily adaptable, due to its modular design, to multiple submarine platforms, where it can be utilized to enhance cooling and extend life of modern high power antenna and electronics circuits mounted in the submarine mast.

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