CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC WING LEADING EDGE HEAT PIPES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$59,036.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
1988
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
9216
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore Inc
780 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 BRIAN E SHANK
 (717) 569-6551
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
CURRENT HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT DESIGNS REQUIRE COOLING ON THEIR LEADING EDGE SURFACES. HEAT PIPES HAVE THE POTENTIAL OF PROVIDING A LOWWEIGHT METHOD OF COOLING THESE SURFACES. HOWEVER, CURRENT HEAT PIPE DESIGNS REQUIRE AN AUXILIARY HEAT EXCHANGER COUPLED TO THE HEAT PIPE CONDENSER. THIS HEAT EXCHANGER IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE HEAT IN EXCESS OF THAT WHICH CAN BE RADIATED. THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A PROGRAM TO DESIGN A PASSIVE HEAT PIPE BASED ON CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CERAMIC MATERIALS. THE HEAT PIPE WILL OPERATE AT HIGH TEMPERATURES, 18002400 DEG C, SUCH THAT THE TOTAL INCIDENT HEAT LOAD CAN BE DISSIPATED BY RADIATION. A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC HEAT PIPE WILL BE FABRICATED AND TESTED.

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