Innovative Cooling Technologies for FADEC Electronics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,818.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-10-M-2087
Award Id:
97466
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-175-1091
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF 09-175
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71, Hanover, NH, 03755
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
072021041
Principal Investigator:
MichaelIzenson
Principal Engineer
(603) 643-3800
mgi@creare.com
Business Contact:
JamesBarry
President
(603) 643-3800
contractsmgr@creare.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
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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