Periscope Antenna Active Cooling

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$599,547.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-11-C-4175
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-135-0504
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-135
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator:
Doug Morse
Program Manager
(508) 281-5322
dmorse@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Deming
Vice President
(508) 281-5322
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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