Two-Phase Immersion Cooling for Cylindrical Geometry Energy Storage Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1145
Agency Tracking Number: O123-EP6-4029
Amount: $149,922.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-EP6
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
1750 North Research Park Way, Suite 104, North Logan, UT, 84341
DUNS: 848698135
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 J. Batty
 Principal Investigator
 (435) 755-6401
Business Contact
 Ann Batty
Title: Office Manager
Phone: (435) 755-6402
Research Institution
Thermal Management Technologies proposes to develop concept designs for a scalable two-phase liquid-vapor immersion cooling system and perform a subscale proof of concept demonstration of the technology. Direct immersion cooling is capable of providing thermal management of individual cells whether in the cylinder, prismatic, or pouch configuration and maintaining a very nearly uniform temperature distribution among all cells. The proposed design, which employs a high quality dielectric working fluid in direct contact with the energy storage components, will be shown to provide effective thermal management of cylindrical components without decreasing their packing density. Overcoming the deficiencies of existing cooling approaches, the proposed system provides efficient thermal coupling between energy storage components and a cold sink by utilizing the very high boiling and condensation heat transfer coefficients of the working fluid. This eliminates the inefficiencies of conduction through interface materials or electrical connection terminals. An automatic degas module is proposed to simplify assembly, fluid filling, and maintenance procedures and maintain the working fluid in a saturated state.

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