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Conformal Onboard Light-weight Durable Passive Low-cost Aquatic Thermal Emission System (COLDPLATES)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Special Operations Command
Contract: H92222-15-P-0007
Agency Tracking Number: S141-005-0009
Amount: $148,870.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: SOCOM14-005
Solicitation Number: 2014.1
Solicitation Year: 2014
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-11-12
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2015-05-11
Small Business Information
Tucson, AZ 85714-2221
United States
DUNS: 837002294
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chad Bower
 Sr Thermal Engineer
 (520) 981-2911
Business Contact
 Kathleen McClard
Title: Contract Manager
Phone: (520) 382-4813
Research Institution

Paragon Space Development Corporation will provide SOCOM with a low-cost, conformal, closed-loop cooling system that is highly resistant to damage and provides superior cooling performance to existing raw water cooling alternatives. This proposed innovation is simple to manufacture, retrofit, and in its final form, is anticipated to entail little to no mass increase over the current system. The conformal elements are designed such that cooling system damage can only occur in the context of a breech in the existing hull. With additional integration with the boat and engine manufacturers it may even provide a mass decrease to the system as a whole. The Paragon proposed innovation can be readily integrated within new boat procurements and added to existing boats as a low-cost retrofit. In Phase I we will model the environment, boat, and engine interactions with various cooling systems to evaluate cooling system thermal, structural, and manufacturing design options and to validate the Paragon approach. Working with the boat and engine vendors we will identify the best flow arrangement for interaction with the existing engine cooling systems and boat structure. The preferred concept will be developed to a preliminary level for rapid prototyping and field testing in Phase II.

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