Titanium Heat Pipe Thermal Plane

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX09CD26P
Agency Tracking Number: 085111
Amount: $99,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: X6.01
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, 17601-4275
DUNS: 055625685
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sergey Semenov
 Principal Investigator
 (717) 569-6551
 s.y.semenov@thermacore.com
Business Contact
 Nelson Gernert
Title: Business Official
Phone: (717) 569-6551
Email: n.j.gernert@thermacore.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Thermacore Inc. proposes an innovative titanium heat pipe thermal plane for passive thermal control of individual cells within a fuel cell stack. The proposed technology eliminates actively pumped liquid coolant loops, which improves system efficiency, reliability, safety, simplicity, life cycle as well as saves weight and volume. Although the main purpose for this technology is thermal management of fuel cells for space applications, the same technology can be applied for electronics cooling: heat spreaders and heat sinks, where thin design is required. The proposed titanium heat pipe thermal plane will be reliable passive heat transfer device with the following parameters: bulk density: under 3 grams per cubic centimeter, thickness: less than 0.050 inches, effective thermal conductivity: in excess of 2,000 W/(m K), electrical resistivity: less than 0.2 ohms-cm, operation against gravity: 4 inches

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