Radar/EW Aperture Cold Plate Innovation for Increased Thermal Performance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$149,987.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00024-12-P-4027
Agency Tracking Number:
N112-139-1117
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N112-139
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Thermacore, Inc.
780 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
055625685
Principal Investigator:
Mark North
Senior Research Engineer
(717) 519-3134
m.t.north@thermacore.com
Business Contact:
Nelson Gernert
Vice President - Engineer
(717) 569-6551
n.j.gernert@thermacore.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The proposed effort will seek to design and develop vacuum brazed high density folded-fin modular heat exchangers. The scalability of these heat exchangers would provide a means for fabricating large area high performance cold plates by joining via friction stir welding. Friction stir welding is a solid-state joining process that results in minimal distortion of metal characteristics. The advantages of this approach would be an increase in system performance, reliability and efficiency. From a manufacturing stand point the technology would establish the capability to facilitate future product improvement across a broad range of development programs.

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