Advance Liquid-Cooled Avionics Enclosure

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,981.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-05-M-5024
Award Id:
72975
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-128-1996
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
209 Puente Ave., City of Industry, CA, 91746
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
026249487
Principal Investigator:
Wei Shih
Director
(626) 369-1273
weishih@aol.com
Business Contact:
Wei Shih
Director
(626) 369-1273
weishih@aol.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
As the chip power increases, aluminum avionics enclosures (chassis) equipped with liquid-cooled cold wall are currently being proposed and qualified for advanced military fighters. There is an urgent need to further reduce the weight and to improve the performance of these enclosures. The ability to use both structural and high-conductivity carbon fiber composites materials offers a realistic possibility to achieve both performance goals at the same time. For example, an advanced fiber composite electronic enclosure equipped with advanced liquid-cooled cold wall is predicted to weigh 30 - 50 percent less than current state-of-the-art counterpart. Under this proposed program, advanced composite cold walls will be designed, fabricated and tested. These cold wall will be integrated with advanced liquid-cooled heat exchanger and be designed to dissipate large amount of waste heat. A successful demonstration of a low-cost composite cold wall will significantly enhance our ability to design, fabricate and demonstrate an all-composite enclosure at affordable cost for both military and commercial applications.

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