Development of a Thermal Management System for Tactical Airborne High Power Laser Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$1,498,449.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N68936-12-C-0132
Agency Tracking Number:
N092-112-0945a
Solicitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Topic Code:
N092-112
Solicitation Number:
2009.2
Small Business Information
Mainstream Engineering Corporation
200 Yellow Place, Pines Industrial Center, Rockledge, FL, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
175302579
Principal Investigator
 Joseph Homitz
 Senior Engineer
 (321) 631-3550
 jhomitz@mainstream-engr.com
Business Contact
 Michael Rizzo
Title: CFO
Phone: (321) 631-3550
Email: mar@mainstream-engr.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
The U.S. Navy is seeking a thermal management solution for the development of an advanced airborne tactical laser. The thermal management system required for the weapon system must be highly integrated with both the weapon system and the demonstration platform. In addition to providing a high cooling capacity and maintaining components within a narrow temperature range, the thermal management system must also meet strict volume, mass, and reliability requirements associated with aircraft operation. Through previous developmental efforts, Mainstream has been able to design and experimentally validate critical thermal management components and optimize the design of the TMS. In Phase 2.5, Mainstream will work to integrate the TMS with other laser subsystems and perform multiple rounds of thermal and environmental testing. At the completion of the Phase 2.5 effort, Mainstream will deliver a compact, lightweight thermal management system that has been demonstrated as a reliable solution. This ambitious effort will be accomplished by leveraging Mainstream"s extensive experience in thermal controls and the development of robust military systems.

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