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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$742,875.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-05-C-2622
Award Id:
69770
Agency Tracking Number:
B045-010-0170
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17601
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
126288336
Principal Investigator:
Chanwoo Park
Sr. Engineer
(717) 295-6073
chanwoo.park@1-ACT.com
Business Contact:
Jon Zuo
President
(717) 295-6058
jon.zuo@1-ACT.com
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF NEVADA-RENO
Jerald West
204 Ross Hall
Reno, NV, 89557
(775) 784-4040
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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