Cylindrical Geometry Energy Storage Cooling Architectures

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-13-P-1147
Agency Tracking Number: O123-EP6-4139
Amount: $150,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD12-EP6
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
1000 A Pannell Street, Columbia, MO, -
DUNS: 808369792
HUBZone Owned: Y
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joe Boswell
 (415) 264-0668
Business Contact
 Joe Boswell
Title: President
Phone: (415) 264-0668
Research Institution
ThermAvant Technologies, LLC and University of Texas at Arlington propose to design, model, fabricate and empirically test conformal fitting cylindrical energy storage heat cooling packages. ThermAvant will optimize cylindrical battery array cooling solutions that balance size, weight, coolant flow rate and pressure drops, maximum temperatures, thermal responsiveness, and temperature uniformity. Two different approaches will be evaluated: micro-channel single-phase cold plates; and cold plates with two-phase super-thermally conductive oscillating heat pipes (OHPs). A number of innovative manufacturing techniques will be evaluated and compared to conventional micro-channel forming and sealing processes. University of Texas at Arlington will provide the high fidelity electrical and thermal test facilities to evaluate thermal solutions'effectiveness in cooling real-world cylindrical battery cells.

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