NASA SBIR 2018-II Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-2- Z2.01-2234
 Thermal Management
 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)
Dan Pounds
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 397-6912

BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Joseph Boswell
1000 Pannell Street, Suite A
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 397-6912

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 4
End: 6
Technical Abstract (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

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.

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

This proposal aims to primarily address NASA's needs as described in Focus Area 17 (Thermal Management) by developing an innovative, "passive" technology to "reject heat", maintain temperatures within "design limits", and do so in a "lightweight" form factor. Two specific programs that could greatly benefit from the technology are the DRM 5 Asteroid Redirect and the New Frontiers Program 4.  Less specifically, nearly all future NASA missions will likely require the highest efficiency radiators, as the backbone of their thermal control system.

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

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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