Lancaster, Pennsylvania – February 4, 2005 – Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (ACT) announces the start of two new R&D programs for NASA. ACT has started the Phase II of the Radiator Demonstration Unit (RDU) program for NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The Phase II program will design, fabricate and test an advanced space radiator unit that operates at high temperatures. The intended application is for thermal control of nuclear-to-electric propulsion systems for NASA’s Project Prometheus. The Phase II program will last for 15 months, with the final testing taking place at NASA GRC. The program budget is over $1.3M.
Dr. William Anderson, a Principal Engineer of ACT, is the Principal Investigator and Program Manager on this contract. Alliant Techsystems, Inc. (Composite Optics), of San Diego, California, is a subcontractor in support of the radiator panel manufacturing.
ACT has also started a SBIR Phase I program for NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) to develop a heat pipe heat exchanger that provides enhanced isolation between the fluid streams without compromising the heat exchange performance. The intended application is for thermal control of crew compartment and electronic equipment onboard manned spacecraft.
Mr. David Sarraf, a Senior Engineer of ACT, is the Principal Investigator on this program. Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems, of Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is the subcontractor in support of the technology development and system integration effort.
ACT is a developer and manufacturer of heat pipes, pumped liquid and two-phase loops, and thermal storage devices. ACT’s products and technologies have been used in temperature ranges from -150 to 1,100 C, for applications from spacecraft thermal control to catalytic reactor cooling to medical surgery temperature control. ACT currently serves customers worldwide in electronics, medical equipment, energy systems, calibration equipment, aerospace, military, and government R&D sectors.