A Software Toolkit for Dynamic Control of Active Thermal Management Systems

Period of Performance: 11/02/2015 - 09/02/2016


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
1046 New Holland Ave Array
Lancaster, PA 17601
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


Under this topic, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) proposes to develop a software toolset to design and optimize the control architecture for two-phase thermal management systems. The approach with make use of physics based models to capture the component and system level response with high-fidelity. By building on previous successful modeling and experimental validation efforts, the research team will develop a controls-oriented simulation environment suitable for modeling both the static and dynamic response of surrogate two-phase systems. Various components relevant to two-phase thermal systems will be considered. The effort will also include development of an intuitive graphical user interface, for execution as industry standard software for thermal architectures. The resulting simulation environment will be capable of real-time, hardware-in-the-loop simulations for modeled controller-system dynamics.