High Conductance Thermal Interface Material for Use in Space Applications

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