Pressure Controlled Heat Pipe for Precise Temperature Control

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: NNX08CA35C
Agency Tracking Number: 066690
Amount: $595,751.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: S7.06
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
1046 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17601-5688
DUNS: 126288336
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Dussinger
 Principal Investigator
 (717) 295-6052
 pete.dussinger@1-ACT.com
Business Contact
 Jon Zuo
Title: President
Phone: (717) 295-6058
Email: jon.zuo@1-ACT.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The principal Phase II objective is to refine and further develop the prototype PCHP into a useful thermal management tool. The Phase I program established the feasibility of thermal control an axially-grooved heat pipe with a variable-volume reservoir. The follow-on Phase II program will address control system optimization, component longevity, reductions in mass and power, and show that the device can be flight qualified. It is expected that the Phase II results will bring the PCHP to TRL 6: Prototype Demonstration in a Relevant Environment.

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