Compact, Lightweight and Low Cost Thermal Management System for Active Denial Technology (ADT) and High Power Radio Frequency Vehicle Stopper (RF) Sys

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,973.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-11-C-6509
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-110-0760
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-110
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Altex Technologies Corporation
244 Sobrante Way, Sunnyvale, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
183365410
Principal Investigator:
John Kelly
President
(408) 328-8302
john@altextech.com
Business Contact:
Mehdi Namazian
Vice President
(408) 328-8303
mehdi@altextech.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Active 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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