High Conductance Thermal Interface Material for Use in Space Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$149,124.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9453-12-M-0332
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-060-0315
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-060
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
NanoTechLabs Inc.
409 W. Maple St., Yadkinville, NC, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
041336913
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Tiano
Sr. Program Manager
(336) 849-7474
ttiano@nanotechlabs.com
Business Contact:
Richard Czerw
CEO
(336) 849-7474
czerwr@nanotechlabs.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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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