High Conductance Thermal Interface Material for Use in Space Applications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-12-M-0332
Agency Tracking Number: F121-060-0315
Amount: $149,124.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF121-060
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Solicitation Year: 2012
Award Year: 2012
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2012-07-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, -
DUNS: 041336913
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Thomas Tiano
 Sr. Program Manager
 (336) 849-7474
Business Contact
 Richard Czerw
Title: CEO
Phone: (336) 849-7474
Email: czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institution
ABSTRACT: In this Phase I Air Force SBIR program, NanoTechLabs (NTL)will develop a space-qualifiable, high-conductance, thermal interface material (TIM) for use in space-based flanged heat-pipe-to-heat-pipe joints or for mounting relatively small area units with stiff baseplates and high power loads. NanoTechLabs will exploit its novel carbon nanotube vertical array material and manufacturing process, and embed vertical nanotube arrays in a compliant low outgassing matrix. BENEFIT: This research would benefit commercial satellite programs requiring thermal management. The high conductivity TIM developed in this program would also have applications in computer processor heat sinks, commercial electronics, and personal/portable electronics.

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