COMPOSITE MATERIAL HEAT PIPE TECHNOLOGY

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$499,966.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
12125
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Nelson J. Gernert
Development Engineer
(717) 569-6551
Business Contact:
RICHARD W. LONGSDERF
VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
(717) 569-6551
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE NASA TECHNICAL SOLICITATION REQUESTED INNOVATIVE APPLICATIONS OF NEW MATERIALS FOR USE IN HEAT TRANSPORT AND COOLING. THIS PROPOSAL DESCRIBES AN EFFORT TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING COMPOSITE MATERIALS IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF AMBIENT TEMPERATURE HEAT PIPES. CARBON COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT STRENGTH TO WEIGHT RATIO AND STIFFNESS. THE SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TECHNOLOGY WILL BE USED TO SIGNIFICANTLYREDUCE THE WEIGHT AND IMPROVE THE STRENGTH OF FUTURE SPACE THERMAL MANAGEMENT EQUIPMENT. THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF THE PROPOSED PHASE I PROGRAM WILL BE DEMONSTRATED THROUGH THE DESIGN, FABRICATION AND TEST OF A PROOF-OF-PRINCIPLE COMPOSITE HEAT PIPE.

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