Lightweight graphitic foam heat exchangers for fighter aircraft avionics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5018
Agency Tracking Number: F061-082-4179
Amount: $99,966.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solitcitation Year: 2006
Solitcitation Topic Code: AF06-082
Solitcitation Number: 2006.1
Small Business Information
ADVANCED CERAMICS RESEARCH, INC.
3292 E. Hemisphere Loop, Tucson, AZ, 85706
Duns: 602374951
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Ranji Vaidyanathan
 Director, Composite Materials
 (520) 434-6392
 rkv@acrtucson.com
Business Contact
 Brett Waldo
Title: Controller
Phone: (520) 573-6300
Email: bwaldo@acrtucson.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
In this phase I SBIR program, a team led by Advanced Ceramics Research Inc. (ACR) proposes an affordable manufacturing technique for high through-thickness thermal conductivity heat sinks for fighter avionics applications. ACR will use its Aquapour™ tooling materials as a support for the fabrication of the heat sinks. In the phase I program, ACR will fabricate sub-scale components, evaluate the thermal and mechanical properties and provide high thermal conductivity heat sinks that could be integrated into existing as well as future fighter avionics modules. In the phase II program, the ACR led team will scale up the manufacturing process for fabricating full-scale high thermal conductivity heat sink components. Prototype components will be fabricated for testing under realistic conditions.

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