Silent Cooling Technologies for Submarine Electronics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4506
Agency Tracking Number: N122-130-0791
Amount: $79,840.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N122-130
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
PA, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Michael Ellis
 Lead Engineer
 (717) 295-6082
 Mike.Ellis@1-act.com
Business Contact
 Diane Baldasarre
Title: Manager, Administration
Phone: (717) 295-6067
Email: d.baldassarre@1-act.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a thermal management system for cabinet cooling that focuses on the use of silent and primarily passive cooling methods. The passive cooling methods selected have inherently low thermal resistances and will allow the ultimate heat sink to operate at a temperature significantly higher than the current solution. A higher temperature sink allows for a reduction in the volumetric flow rate of air required for cooling. The goal is to either completely eliminate the need for forced convection at the ultimate sink or significantly reduce the required flow rate. Doing so will enable the use of natural convection only or large diameter, low speed fans, respectively. Both of which will reduce the noise produced by the electronics cabinets while still providing the cooling required by the electronics. ACT will work with our partner to customize the cabinet design for integration of the proposed thermal management system. This customization will include optimization of air flow paths for natural convection, if feasible. At the end of Phase I, ACT will provide an advanced cabinet design with an integrated, silent thermal management system for review by Navy personnel.

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