Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W15P7T-09-C-S462
Agency Tracking Number: A082-106-0614
Amount: $119,944.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: A08-106
Solicitation Number: 2008.2
Small Business Information
ASPEN SYSTEMS, INC.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
DUNS: 121001945
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Glenn Deming
 Vice President
 (508) 281-5322
 gdeming@aspensystems.com
Business Contact
 Kang Lee
Title: President &CEO
Phone: (508) 481-5058
Email: klee@aspensystems.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary antenna cooling system for Satellite Communications on-the-move (SATCOM OTM) applications. This system will replace an existing thermal control unit with a lighter and higher performance system designed to keep the antenna electronics cooler than existing systems and cooler than ambient. The system will consist of a series of heat exchangers integrated to replace the existing unit at 25% lower weight while maintaining a 10% or greater lower temperature than current capabilities. It is anticipated that the proposed system technology will be applicable to both satellite dish and phased array antenna designs. Beyond current passive systems that always allow electronics to run hotter than ambient, the proposed highly efficient active system will enable longer life, reliability, and expand the operating temperature range of antenna systems. The system will be designed for minimum power consumption, minimum weight, maximum efficiency, and minimum size. The program will develop a full specification, initiate a new design, fabricate, and thermally test a thermal control system.

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