Innovative Heat Sink Technology for Application to Aircraft Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0048
Agency Tracking Number: N112-093-1296
Amount: $79,877.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N112-093
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, -
DUNS: 055625685
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Kevin Wert
 Sr. Engineer/ Group Leade
 (717) 519-3140
 k.l.wert@thermacore.com
Business Contact
 Nelson Gernert
Title: Vice President - Engineer
Phone: (717) 569-6551
Email: n.j.gernert@thermacore.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
To assure satisfactory cooling for future JSF upgrades, the proposed solution is a vapor compression refrigeration system packaged with both a pumped PAO cooling loop and a thermal energy storage (TES) system in a standard avionics rack for the JSF. The vapor compression system, VCS, will provide the sub-ambient cooling required as avionics power is increased. A VCS gives the highest efficiency for sub-ambient cooling. The pumped PAO loop will interface to the avionics racks. PAO is already an approved coolant for aircraft. The TES will store additional thermal capacity for the cooling system for high power transient excursions. Including this feature will increase mission capability during extreme operating conditions. The Phase 1 work effort involves a system design and subscale prototype technology emonstration.

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