Thermal Management

MR&D engineers have been involved in thermal management design and analysis since the early 1990′s. Projects include thermal management work on various electronic applications, including avionics thermal planes and their interaction with enclosures, spacecraft radiator components and spacecraft connector components, and heat exchangers for rotary wing aircraft. Work in this field has been performed for Harris, General Dynamics Information Systems, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Hughes Aircraft Company, the U.S. Navy and AFRL.

MR&D contracts in composites for thermal management

Customer Title Date of Issue
Material Innovations, Inc. Analysis and Design of Compact Hybrid Carbon Composites for Liquid/Air Heat Exchanger 7/2007
Lockheed Martin Astronautics (Denver) Design & Development of Heat Pipe Cooled Leading Edges 5/16/2002
Naval Surface Warfare Center (for MDA) Air Cooled Fiber Heat Exchanger 6/4/2001
BP Amoco Carbon Fibers/Cytec Research, Design, & Analysis of Components Made From Ultra High Thermal Conductivity Composites 1/12/2001
Lockheed Martin Astronautics (Denver) Fiber Architecture for Thin Composite Tubes for Spacecraft Radiator Heat Pipes 10/11/2000
Starfire Systems, Inc. CMC Heat Exchanger Design and Analysis for V-22 Aircraft 1/15/2000
BP Amoco Carbon Fibers/Cytec High K Fiber Qualifying Program 12/1/1999
Lockheed Martin Astronautics (Denver) Calculation of Fatigue Life of K13C2U Thermal Strap 7/14/1999
Amoco Performance Products, Inc. Development of High Thermal Conductivity Graphite Fibers for Thermal Management 1/12/1999
Hughes Aircraft Company Mathematical Modeling of Gr/Al Composites for Thermal Management 12/22/1997
Amoco Performance Products, Inc. Thermomechanical Analysis and Composite Design 7/28/1997
Anteon (for AFRL) Carbon-Carbon Radiator Doubler Design and Analysis 4/15/1997
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Sunnyvale) Thermal Structural Solutions for Spacecraft-Attachment Analysis & Design 10/22/1996
Anteon (for AFRL) Carbon-Carbon Space Radiator – Material Trade Study 8/2/1996
MSNW, Inc. Devlopment of High Thermal Conductivity Graphite Fibers for Thermal Management 5/1/1996
Research Opportunities, Inc. Heat Transfer Analysis of Standard Electronic Module 4/25/1996
Lockheed Martin Space Systems (Sunnyvale) Thermal Structural Solutions for Spacecraft 4/12/1996