Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-10-M-2087
Agency Tracking Number: F093-175-1091
Amount: $99,818.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: AF093-175
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
DUNS: 072021041
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Principal Engineer
 (603) 643-3800
Business Contact
 James Barry
Title: President
Phone: (603) 643-3800
Research Institution
Gas turbine engines rely on internal controllers to achieve efficient operation over a wide range of operating conditions. These Full Authority Digital Engine Controls (FADEC) are located within the engines in an environment characterized by high temperature and high vibration. Cooling the electronic components inside the FADEC is a tremendous challenge. We propose to apply innovative thermal management technologies to control the temperature of FADEC electronics. In Phase I we will prove feasibility by developing a thermal model for an advanced FADEC cooling system and designing an optimal thermal management system. BENEFIT: Our thermal management system will improve FADEC and aircraft reliability. Applications include FADEC units for advanced gas turbine engines as well as thermal management systems for high power electronics used in commercial jet engines and electric vehicles.

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