Loop Heat Pipe Laser Diode Array Cooling System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Missile Defense Agency
Amount:
$99,945.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
HQ0006-08-C-7875
Agency Tracking Number:
B073-007-0347
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT & TRANSFER, INC.
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212, Annapolis, MD, 21401
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
153908801
Principal Investigator:
Walter Zimbeck
Program Manager
(410) 224-3710
zimbo@techassess.com
Business Contact:
Sharon Fehrenbacher
CEO
(410) 224-3710
sharon@techassess.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A two-phase loop cooling system will be developed for thermal management of high heat laser diode arrays on satellites. To achieve the high heat flux capacity necessary for this application (700 W/cm2) and the tight temperature control, a novel flat plate, high flux evaporator will be developed. For close integration of the evaporator to the laser diode bars, thermal expansion matched materials will be used to construct the evaporator. The Ph I effort will focus on evaporator design, system modeling and fabrication and characterization of a prototype evaporator. A full-scale prototype system will be built and tested in Phase II.

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