Innovative Heat Sink Technology for Application to Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$79,988.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-12-C-0049
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-093-0432
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-093
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
731 N US Highway 1, Suite 1, Tequesta, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
017391348
Principal Investigator:
Nick Pearson
Principal Investigator
(561) 741-3441
Nick.pearson@spiritech.cc
Business Contact:
Rich DeFrancesco
President
(561) 741-3441
defran@spiritech.cc
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
This Phase I program proposes use of a Heat Exchanger / Reactor (HEX Reactor) to address thermal management challenges for next generation fighter aircraft. In the proposed application, a HEX Reactor converts excess heat energy into storable energy by harnessing the large energy requirements of endothermic decomposition reactions. The HEX Reactor is scalable and may be employed within current cooling systems or tailored specifically for other high thermal load applications. This Phase I program will establish feasibility of this concept. The Phase I OPTION will fabricate and test the concept to experimentally demonstrate its feasibility. The Phase II program will further develop the concept into a detailed system and will mitigate risks identified in the Phase I through testing of prototype devices and component hardware.

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