Thermally Responsive Energy Storage - Phase Change Materials encapsulated in Carbon Foam

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9550-12-C-0013
Agency Tracking Number: F10B-T32-0259
Amount: $99,970.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: AF10-BT32
Solicitation Number: 2010.B
Small Business Information
2711 Lance Drive, Moraine, OH, -
DUNS: 119128051
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Curliss
 (937) 298-3713
Business Contact
 Jason Lincoln
Title: Vice-President
Phone: (937) 298-3713
Research Institution
 Ohio University
 Shane Gilkey
 Research&Sponsored Programs
Research&Technology Ctr 105
Athens, OH, 45701-2979
 (740) 593-2857
 Nonprofit college or university
ABSTRACT: The proposed Phase I Small Business Technology Transition (STTR) program will develop and demonstrate a Hybrid Graphitic Foam with tailored surface chemistry for optimal heat transfer characteristics for high heat flux, high thermal energy storage applications. Such a material system, in combination with an infused Phase Change Material (PCM) or Metal Hydride (MH) will exhibit several clear performance advantages for a high transient thermal load and energy storage thermal management device and the impact of this innovation on Air Force requirements for directed energy weapons thermal management is immediate and will have a profound impact on system design, performance, and complexity. BENEFIT: The hybrid graphitic foam high heat flux, high thermal energy density storage materials will provide for a revolutionary class of robust semi-passive thermal management devices for power electronics, RF systems, high power computing, laser systems and other advanced applications that exhibit high transient heat loads.

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