Compact, Lightweight and Low Cost Thermal Management System for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High Power Radio Frequency Vehicle Stopper (RF) Sys
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244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, -
AbstractActive Denial Technology (ADT) and RF Vehicle Stopper devices need compact, light weight and low cost thermal management systems to meet mission goals. Heat exchangers strongly contribute to system volume, weight and cost. Innovative heat exchanger concepts have been identified that can reduce volume, weight and cost by over 60%, 80% and 50%, respectively, thereby helping to meet the system goal of a factor of two reduction in volume, weight and cost. Under the proposed project, the innovative heat exchanger technologies will be integrated into a next generation thermal management system for ADT and RF Vehicle Stopper devices and the design will be analyzed to show that steady and transient system performance meets Navy requirements for performance, volume, weight and costs. In addition, the heat exchangers will be tested with phase change materials to evaluate performance augmentation. While meeting ADT and RF Vehicle Stopper device requirements, the thermal management system approach will also be viable for other directed energy weapons, as well as civilian applications.
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