Advanced Liquid Cooling System

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,972.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-11-C-0031
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N102-114-0546
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
N102-114
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
Photonic Systems Division, 20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg. 100, Torrance, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
153865951
Principal Investigator:
Vladimir Esterkin
Director
(310) 320-3088
ATProposals@poc.com
Business Contact:
Gordon Drew
Chief Financial Officer
(310) 320-3088
gedrew@poc.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
To address the U.S. Navy"s need for innovative thermoelectric cooling augmentation for the E 2D liquid cooling system, Physical Optics Corporation (POC) proposes to develop a solid-state Advanced Liquid Cooling System augmentation module based on TEC and an extended surface liquid heat sink. The design innovations provide an additional PAO temperature drop (delta T = 5 degrees F) upstream of the existing E-2D LCS inlet. This drop results from innovations that significantly reduce parasitic energy losses in a semiconductor structure (up to 75%), optimization of the cooling medium rate in the TEC (25% of total PAO flow), improvements in the thermal performance of the heat sink (62.5% compared with conventional technologies) and a low system turn-on time. The ALCS"s rugged modular design and reliance on mature fabrication technologies offers high reliability with a minimum MTBF of 6,800 hours. In Phase I, POC plans to design this module via CFD modeling and experimental research. A TRL-3 proof-of-concept prototype capable of removing 1,000 Btu/hr of thermal load will be assembled and tested to demonstrate feasibility of the ALCS. Refinement of this design will lead to a TRL 6 13,000 Btu/hr prototype in Phase II capable of accurately regulating the temperatures in the cooling loop

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