Compact Hybrid Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,856.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8650-08-C-5007
Award Id:
82037
Agency Tracking Number:
F071-119-1875
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
President
(626) 369-1273
WEISHIH@AOL.COM
Business Contact:
Wei Shih
President
(626) 369-1273
WEISHIH@AOL.COM
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
High conductivity (Hi-K) Carbon-based foams offering extremely high surface area and the highest specific thermal conductivity (conductivity/ density) among engineering materials are considered as ideal candidate materials for advanced heat exchanger and for various thermal management applications. A hybrid heat exchanger using carbon-based foam and standard aluminum heat exchanger materials and components offers many design options, is affordable and is considered production ready. Technical issues have been identified and addressed. Our assessments indicated low development risk toward full commercialization. Depending on the design requirements and constraints, hybrid heat exchanger design can achieve improved performance with significant reduction in weight and/ or volume. Under this program, we propose to design, fabricate and test a hybrid full-size heat exchangers using commercial available carbon foam as the core materials for an advanced compact Air-Liquid heat exchanger application, such as hot fuel/ram air and hot polyalpaolefin (PAO)/ ram air heat exchangers.

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