Demonstration of a Passive Thermal Management System for Cooling Electronics in Extreme Environments

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX11CF59P
Agency Tracking Number: 104868
Amount: $99,907.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: S5.05
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
DUNS: 175302579
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Robert Scaringe
 Principal Investigator
 (321) 631-3550
 rps@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: Business Official
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Extended operation of exploratory systems on the surface of planets like Venus, means that techniques to cool system electronics to essentially room temperature (30ºC) while the ambient temperature is over 470ºC must be developed and demonstrated. This proposal discloses a patent-pending passive thermal management system (TMS) capable of providing electronic system cooling at 30ºC, while rejecting heat to ambient temperatures above 500ºC. This Phase I effort includes performance demonstration experiments in a representative thermal environment. These experiments will demonstrate a TMS system with a system mass of less than 0.22 kg/W/day, that provides passive isothermal temperature control, with no moving parts.

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