ACT Awarded New Navy BAA to Develop Advanced Cooling System for High Energy Lasers

Lancaster, Pennsylvania – July 1, 2014. Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) has been awarded a new $1.2M, three year contract to develop an efficient, lightweight, compact thermal storage and management subsystem for the Navy’s Ground-Based Air Defense Directed Energy On-The-Move (GBAD) program. The overall objective of the program is to develop a vehicle mounted air defense laser system to defeat low observable/ low radar cross section threats to the Marine Corps, specifically Unmanned Aerial Systems. The system proposed will remove the waste heat from the laser commensurate with available power and other engineering constraints. In the program, ACT will design, test and deliver a full-scale cooling system that will directly integrate with the High Energy Laser.

This new award is ACT’s fourth award in the area of direct energy weapon systems and demonstrates our core strength in heat transfer and thermal management for transient high power applications.


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