Advanced Cooling for Satellite Communications On-the-Move Antennas

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$726,320.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
W15P7T-09-C-S495
Agency Tracking Number:
A082-106-0614
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
ASPEN SYSTEMS, INC.
184 Cedar Hill Street, Marlborough, MA, 01752
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
121001945
Principal Investigator:
Doug Morse
Program Manager
(508) 281-5322
dmorse@aspensystems.com
Business Contact:
Glenn Deming
Vice President
(508) 281-5322
gdeming@aspensystems.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Aspen Systems Inc. proposes to develop a proprietary modular cooling system for SATCOM-OTM applications. This system will be highly adaptable and have the capability to maintain lower than ambient temperatures in mobile radome enclosures that are deployed to hot desert environments. While maintaining these low operating temperatures, the electronics systems will be completely sealed against dirt rain and dust, and be fully hardened to meet MIL STD-810F environmental requirements. The system will be integrated to the existing antenna mount on the vehicle and can be tailored to mate with a variety of antenna systems. The system will be designed for minimum power consumption, minimum weight, maximum efficiency, and long life. With small size and high cooling power, multiple compressors can be integrated into one environmental control system to increase the cooling capacity of larger antenna systems. At the conclusion of the Phase II program, a fully hardened ECU ready for full field testing and deployment will be developed. The system was thermally tested at the conclusion of Phase I, with a production ready system anticipated for the conclusion of Phase II.

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