Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$599,547.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N00024-11-C-4175
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2011
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-135-0504
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-135
Small Business Information
Aspen Systems, Inc.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator
 Doug Morse
 Program Manager
 (508) 281-5322
 dmorse@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Glenn Deming
Title: Vice President
Phone: (508) 281-5322
Email: gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary refrigeration based cooling system for submarine antenna mast electronics cooling. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures at the electronics cold plate. A thermal prototype will be designed, fabricated and tested during the Phase II effort to transition the technology from TRL 6 to TRL 8 to facilitate transition to fielded submarine thermal management systems. A specialized highly refined and optimized evaporator will be utilized, along with a sophisticated microchannel-based condenser to maximize thermal performance while meeting efficiency, weight and volume requirements. The System will maintain the electronics cold plate temperature at 20 degrees Centigrade while dissipating heat to ambient temperature at 50 Degrees C. The miniature system is anticipated to be readily adaptable, due to its modular design, to multiple submarine platforms, where it can be utilized to enhance cooling and extend life of modern high power antenna and electronics circuits mounted in the submarine mast.

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