Thermal Management Improvements for Transmit/Receive Modules

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-P-4562
Agency Tracking Number: N131-028-0401
Amount: $79,942.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2013
Solicitation Topic Code: N131-028
Solicitation Number: 2013.1
Small Business Information
ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
1000 A Pannell Street, Columbia, MO, -
DUNS: 808369792
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Aaron Hathaway
 Thermal Engineer
 (773) 355-1653
 aaron.hathaway@thermavant.com
Business Contact
 Joe Boswell
Title: President
Phone: (415) 264-0668
Email: joe.boswell@thermavant.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
An oscillating heat pipe (OHP) embedded substrate made from low coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) material(s) will be designed, simulated, optimized, fabricated, and empirically tested to demonstrate the OHP technology's ultra-high heat transfer rates under real-world microchip operating conditions as found in shipboard Transmit/Receive modules. With guidance from a large supplier of Naval radar systems, ThermAvant will prototype OHP-based cooling solutions that can be directly attached to GaN, Si or SiC microchips without the thermal/mechanical stresses induced by traditional thermal management materials"CTE mismatch with such chips. Phase I and Phase I Option (if awarded) research efforts will focus not only on optimizing thermal performance but also on developing a form factor and manufacturing process(es) that can be easily integrated into current products and assembly flows utilized by T/R Module manufacturers.

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