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Passive High Performance Heat Storage and Dissipation Technology for Transient High Power Thermal Management

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-C-2622
Agency Tracking Number: B045-010-0170
Amount: $742,875.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA04-T010
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2006
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2005-09-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2008-01-01
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17601
United States
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Chanwoo Park
 Sr. Engineer
 (717) 295-6073
Business Contact
 Jon Zuo
Title: President
Phone: (717) 295-6058
Research Institution
 Jerald West
204 Ross Hall
Reno, NV 89557
United States

 (775) 784-4040
 Nonprofit college or university

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT), in partnership with the University of Nevada-Reno (UNR), is developing a high performance metal hydride heat storage and dissipation technology for high power lasers. The proposed technology incorporates heat pipes for passive acquisition and dissipation of high heat flux heat loads and metal hydrides for storage of the heat loads during the laser operation. The STTR Phase I program (Contract No. FA8650-04-M-2517) successfully demonstrated the superior performance of the proposed technology over paraffin wax heat storage systems. The proposed Phase II program will design, fabricate and test prototype metal hydride systems to meet the requirements of the “Strategic Illuminator Laser” (SILL), an application of specific interest to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) and the Air Force. Northrop Grumman Space Technology (NGST), the prime contractor on the SILL program, will be a subcontractor on the proposed STTR Phase II program. NGST will guide ACT’s development effort by providing design requirements and technical information regarding the SILL program. NGST will also consider testing ACT’s prototype systems at conditions representative of the SILL program.

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