A Highly Stable Two-Phase Thermal Management System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,929.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-10-C-2004
Agency Tracking Number:
O2-0945
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD08-E10
Solicitation Number:
2008.3
Small Business Information
Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
Weibo Chen
Principal Investigator
(603) 643-3800
wbc@creare.com
Business Contact:
Robert Kline-Schoder
Vice President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Air Force, Navy, and Army all project increasing heat generation in military vehicles from advanced electronics systems and weapons systems. Advanced thermal management technology is needed to control the temperatures in these systems. We propose to develop a highly stable two-phase thermal management system to meet these requirements. Our innovative system and component designs will effectively suppress flow instability in the system. The highly stable system will be very reliable and will absorb heat from multiple components efficiently. The system will remain stable even when the evaporator heat loads change rapidly. In Phase I, we successfully proved the feasibility of the critical components through laboratory testing, designed the Phase II laboratory-scale system, and showed by analysis that the flows in the system will be very stable at prototypical operating conditions. In Phase II, we will design, build, and demonstrate a highly stable two-phase thermal management system with multiple evaporators.

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