NASA SBIR 2020-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 20-1- S1.09-6775
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Cryogenic Systems for Sensors and Detectors
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 High Performance Cryogenic Two-Phase Heat Spreader
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
2508 Paris Road
Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 397-6912

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Corey Wilson
E-mail:
corey.wilson@thermavant.com
Address:
2508 Paris Road Columbia, MO 65202 - 2514
Phone:
(573) 397-6912

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)

Name:
Joseph Boswell
E-mail:
joe.boswell@thermavant.com
Address:
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A Columbia, MO 65201
Phone:
(573) 397-6912
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 2
End: 5
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

In response to NASA SBIR Topic S1.09, Thermal Control Systems, ThermAvant Technologies, LLC proposes to develop high conductance cryogenic oscillating heat pipes for space applications.  Working fluids will be investigated at temperatures between 14 K and 190 K.  The oscillating heat pipes will be developed in a range of geometries to demonstrate high effective thermal conductivities in complex 3D geometries.  Specifically, ThermAvant aims to develop oscillating heat pipes that can handle heat fluxes up to and above 5 W/cm2 with power levels up to 100 W over distances of up to 1 m with effective thermal conductivities >100,000 W/mK.

Potential NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The high conductance cryogenic oscillating heat pipes have many applications where rigid connections must be made, such as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), Plankton, Aerosol, Cloud, ocean Ecosystem (PACE), L’Ralph Instrument on the Lucy space probe and Surface Water Ocean Topography (SWOT), Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx), the Lunar Flashlight, and Thermal InfraRed Sensor (TIRS-2).

Potential Non-NASA Applications (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)

The high conductance cryogenic heat spreader has many commercial applications including superconducting systems, cryocooler heat transfer devices, quantum computing, maglev systems, MRI machines.
 

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