Automated Electromagnetic Optimization for Advanced Antenna Design

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-01-C-0114
Agency Tracking Number: N992-4746
Amount: $375,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ALLCOMP, INC.
209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
DUNS: 026249487
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Wei Shih
 President
 (626) 369-4572
 weishih@aol.com
Business Contact
 Wei Shih
Title: President
Phone: (626) 369-4572
Email: weishih@aol.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Advanced ceramic-based composite heat exchanger has the potential to reduce weight, improve ECS performance, increase aircraft payload, and decrease life-cycle cost. Under the Phase I effort, Allcomp has assembled a strong and experienced team to addressall relevant issues in designing and producing a functional lightweight composite heat exchanger for V-22 at an affordable price.In Phase I, we established design configuration and property goals for V-22 ECS heat exchanger based on actual size envelope of the baseline Aluminum heat exchanger. Key technical issues were also addressed. Modified carbon foam, which provides goodthermal conductivity while maintaining its pore structure was examined as a possible core material. Carbon-based joining techniques were demonstrated and more than 50% weight saving was achieved. An innovative low-cost fabrication method was identifiedand demonstrated.Under the Phase II program, we propose to focus our efforts on the following key issues:,X To generate performance data using sub-scale heat exchangers for design optimization,X To address key technical issues related to composite heat exchanger in general and the V-22 heat exchanger in specific,X To fabricate a functional prototypeV-22 heat exchanger for performance evaluation at Hamilton Sundstrand.

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