Thermal Control for Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Satellites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,183.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-11-M-0039
Agency Tracking Number:
F103-107-1884
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF103-107
Solicitation Number:
2010.3
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
055625685
Principal Investigator:
John Thayer
Engineering Group Leader, Aerospace
(717) 519-3136
j.g.thayer@thermacore.com
Business Contact:
Gregg Baldassarre
VP Sales&Marketing
(717) 519-5814
g.j.baldassarre@thermacore.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Three tiered Thermal Bus System isothermalizes the satellite, allowing payload components to be mated in arbitrary locations without requiring detailed thermal analysis. The first tier is pyrolytic graphite embedded in aluminum panels (kCore) to provide local spreading. The second tier consists of embedded heat pipes to isothermalize each panel. These heat pipes also interface with third tier which consists of loop heat pipes to provide interpanel isothermalizing and transport heat to deployable radiator. Heat transport in this sytem is passive, with active thermal control. BENEFIT: The proposed system meets the objectives of the solicitation, and is applicable to any spacecraft bus.

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