Thermacore to pursue active heat sink technology

  • 27-Jan-2011 04:46 EST

DARPA awarded Thermacore a $3 million contract extension to continue the development and commercialization of active heat sink technologies for Micro-technologies for Air-Cooled Exchangers (MACE). To qualify for the contract extension, Thermacore successfully created a thermal solution demonstrator using a combination of existing and developmental heat transfer technology that exceeded the requirements of the initial 24-month "base effort" phase of the contract. In the current phase, Thermacore will commercialize and re-engineer the technology for more specific applications and incorporate active heat sink technology to improve thermal performance even further. The goal of the MACE program is to harness active micro-technologies for radical improvements in heat sink thermal performance to cool military electronic systems used for telecommunications, active sensing and imaging, radar, and other functions. Thermacore is partnering with the University of Minnesota, Lockheed Martin Co., and the Bergquist Torrington Co. on developing the technology.

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