Nanotechnology Enabled Thermal Management Materials

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-12-C-A202
Agency Tracking Number: A2-4815
Amount: $729,754.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-096
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd., Suite 107, Austin, TX, -
DUNS: 013475129
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 James Novak
 Senior Scientist
 (512) 339-5020
Business Contact
 Jacque Soptick
Title: Controller
Phone: (512) 339-5020
Research Institution
Applied Nanotech Inc. (ANI) proposes to continue application development of its proprietary thermal management composite, (CarbAl(TM)). CarbAl(TM) is a carbon-aluminum composite with low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), high thermal conductivity, low density and low cost. The Phase I demonstrated that power electronic circuits would operate at lower temperature using a CarbAl(TM) baseplate compared to aluminum. Lower operating temperatures translates into longer device lifetime. In the Phase II program ANI will optimize its CarbAl(TM) thermal management substrate material and build prototypes for application within a 3KW tactical quiet generator (TQG). Inclusion of this novel thermal management material into existing TQGs will provide a pathway for new design criteria related to thermal management of upcoming power electronic systems.

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