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Thermal Management System for Cooled Windows

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-22-C-7150
Agency Tracking Number: B2-3198
Amount: $1,499,389.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-049
Solicitation Number: 18.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2022
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2022-09-26
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-09-25
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place Pines Industrial Center
Rockledge, FL 32955-1111
United States
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Brian Tucker
 (321) 631-3550
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Research Institution

Seeker performance is limited by the infrared window’s ability to survive and image in a high-Mach, endo-atmospheric environment. Window materials primarily fail because of thermal shock, but can also experience issues due to absorption/emission at elevated temperature and material decomposition. Internally cooled windows can be used to improve the optical and thermo-structural performance of infrared windows in a hypersonic environment. However, these windows require a thermal management system that delivers coolant to the window and frame. For this effort, Mainstream will design and build a flight-optimized thermal management system that can be paired with internally cooled windows. We will fabricate and assemble all components for the thermal management system and demonstrate its performance in a simulated hypersonic environment. At the completion of this effort, Mainstream will have a complete thermal management solution for operation of an internally cooled window on a hypersonic vehicle. Approved for Public Release | 22-MDA-11339 (13 Dec 22)

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