Stable Maneuverable Airborne Thermal Management for Directed Energy Systems

Period of Performance: 01/01/2014 - 12/31/2014

$125K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

i2C Solutions, LLC
500 S. Arthur Ave., Unit 300 Array
Louisville, CO 80027
Principal Investigator

Abstract

i2C Solutions and New Mexico State University (NMSU) propose to develop a Stable Maneuverable AiRborne Thermal Management (SMART) two-phase cold plate designed specifically to interface with laser diode arrays resulting in an exceptionally effective, lightweight and simple thermal management subsystem. The proposed approach will overcome vulnerabilities of current flow boiling schemes to local gravity (i.e.: high acceleration) loads encountered onboard a military aircraft enabling the realization of directed energy systems for airborne missile defense that have been under development for decades. Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-8047 (14 Nov 14)