NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary


PROPOSAL NUMBER:
 18-1- Z2.01-2234
SUBTOPIC TITLE:
 Thermal Management
PROPOSAL TITLE:
 A Next Generation Spacecraft Heat Rejection System
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
ThermAvant Technologies, LLC
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A
Columbia , MO 65201-
(415) 264-0668

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Daniel Pounds
daniel.pounds@thermavant.com
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 397-6912

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Joseph Boswell
joe.boswell@thermavant.com
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 397-6912
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 6
Technical Abstract

In response to NASA SBIR FY 2018 In response to NASA SBIR FY 2018 topic Z2.01, Thermal Management, ThermAvant Technologies, LLC proposes to develop an innovative, passive heat transfer device that can significantly improve the spacecraft's thermal control system, namely around heat acquisition and rejection capabilities.  ThermAvant proposes to develop an advanced Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP) based heat rejection system that will enable next generation communications and power electronics to be easily integrated into space vehicle systems.  ThermAvant's research team will demonstrate the proposed concepts and innovations through design, manufacturing and laboratory testing.topic Z2.01, Thermal Management, ThermAvant Technologies, LLC proposes to develop an innovative, passive heat transfer device that can significantly improve the spacecraft's thermal control system, namely around heat acquisition and rejection capabilities.  ThermAvant proposes to develop an advanced Oscillating Heat Pipe (OHP) based heat rejection system that will enable next generation communications and power electronics to be easily integrated into space vehicle systems.  ThermAvant's research team will demonstrate the proposed concepts and innovations through design, manufacturing and laboratory testing.

Potential NASA Applications

The NASA Technology Roadmap identifies the need for Phase Change Material Storage, under Heat Rejection and Energy Storage.  Two specific programs that could benefit from the technology are the DRM 5 Asteroid Redirect and the New Frontiers Program 4, both of which need an enabling energy storage system during portions of missions with cyclic thermal environments.  All future NASA missions will likely require the highest efficiency radiators, as the backbone of their thermal control system.

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Large-format, high capacity radiators will have applications in terrestrial vehicles with electrical loads, and in large industrial vehicles where the proposed passive solution may be able replace actively pumped single-phase radiators with air cooled systems.  These panels may be a viable solution for acquiring heat and rejecting to the heat sink (air, space, water, etc.).


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