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Hybrid Manufacturing Process of Loop Heat Pipe Evaporator

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC22PA922
Agency Tracking Number: 221746
Amount: $149,984.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: S16
Solicitation Number: SBIR_22_P1
Solicitation Year: 2022
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-07-21
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2023-01-25
Small Business Information
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Lancaster, PA 17601-5688
United States
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Yue Xiao
 (717) 205-0697
Business Contact
 Franklin Morales
Phone: (717) 205-0637
Research Institution

In response to the FY 2022 NASA SBIR Solicitation Topic S06.15 Scope ldquo;Advanced Manufacturing of Loop Heat Pipe Evaporatorrdquo;, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) and FormAlloy Technologies, Inc. (FormAlloy) propose to develop a hybrid manufacturing process for loop heat pipe (LHP) evaporator.nbsp; Such a hybrid manufacturing process combines conventional sintering and additive manufacturing (AM) technology.nbsp; The process can retain the ~1-micrometer pore size of the current primary wick while eliminating the knife-edge seal (KES) that may fail under long exposure to thermal cycles and vibrations. In Phase I, ACT and FormAlloy will continue the process optimization, and perform LHP operation demonstration with evaporators fabricated by the proposed hybrid process.

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