Radar/EW Aperture Cold Plate Innovation for Increased Thermal Performance

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