Qu Tubes for High Temperature Heat Rejection

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$699,128.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-11-C-0172
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F093-079-0474
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF093-079
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Small Business Information
350 Voyager Way, Huntsville, AL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
839422763
Principal Investigator:
Joe Sims
Principal Investigator
(256) 562-2191
joseph.sims@asi-hsv.com
Business Contact:
Rhonda Harrison
Director, Contracts and P
(256) 562-2123
contracts@asi-hsv.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
ABSTRACT: In our proposed Phase II effort, we will be demonstrating long-lived aqueous aluminum heat pipes. The work will directly demonstrate the corrosion inhibition character of two different aqueous work fluids and the long-term heat flux performance of our heat pipe designs at an operating temperature of 200 Deg C. In addition, we will demonstrate the performance of an advanced, aluminum-based wick material that exhibits both high thermal conductivity and high strength. With its higher operating temperature, our heat pipe design will allow for substantial mass savings in future satellite heat rejection systems. BENEFIT: We anticipate that our successful work will, for the first time, enable the use of aluminum heat pipes with aqueous working fluids that are capable of operation at 200 Deg C or even higher. Additionally, our efforts to demonstrate a new wick material will offer substantial performance benefits to state-of-the-art ammonia heat pipes.

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