High Conductivity thermal Management Materials

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NAS8-01170
Agency Tracking Number: 013273
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2002
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Powdermet Inc.
9960 Glenoaks Blvd., Unit A, Sun Valley, CA, 91352
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Andrew Sherman
 Principal Investigator
 (818) 768-6420
 powdermet@earthlink.net
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: Business Official
Phone: (818) 768-6420
Email: powdermet@earthlink.net
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
the proposed Phase I SBIR program will demonstrate the production of diamond- and graphite fiber-reinforced aluminum and copper matrix composites for use in thermal management systems. Specifically, Powdermet will produce interface-controlled diamnd and graphite (DKDX milled fiber) reinforced aluminum and copper composites, and evaluate their application to battery tubes, structural radiators (and solar panel substrates), as well as heat spreader applications. Innovations to be demonstrated in the proposed program inlcude the use of surface modified reinforcements, the production of combined fiber-particle reinforced composites, and the develo-pment of net shape composite forming techniques to produce high conductivity, integrally stiffened panels. The program is designed to yield high volume reinforced composites, consisting of 35-65V% high conductivity fillers in aluminum and copper binder phases. thermal conductivities greater than 600 w/m-k (in-plane) and CTE's of 7-11ppm, with good through the thickness conductivities (>250 W/m-K) are predicted for the combined thermal and structural composite systems selected.

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