FLEXIBLE THERMAL STRAP FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$600,000.00
Award Year:
1996
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25622
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates,
2257 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Joseph Weeks
(801) 485-4994
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Space-based systems must dissipate tens to hundreds of watts for communications, housekeeping, etc. TRA proposes a novel thermal strap which would allow efficient energy conduction from heat sources to the structure of the spacecraft or to heat dissipation units. The thermal strap would utilize high thermal conductivity graphite fibers. Techniques for joining the fibers to end connectors will be investigated. Thermal conductivity measurements will be used to characterize the different joining techniques. A prototype strap will be designed and manufactured.

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