TA&T Completes Air Force SBIR Phase II Kickoff Meetings
Annapolis, MD – November 21, 2011 – Technology Assessment & Transfer, Inc. has just completed a kickoff meeting as a prime contractor on an Air Force SBIR Phase II.
Led by Dr. James Hom, the Air Force Phase II effort is focused on advanced cooling and packaging designs for electronic components within an aircraft's power electronic converter. The proposed component level solutions substantially reduce the thermal resistances between the highest heat producing components (e.g., the power switching modules, magnetic inductors, and capacitors) and the coolant. These solutions will be integrated into an existing power electronic converter and tested in a simulated aircraft environment. An increase in maximum allowable inlet coolant temperature of at least 30°C is expected.