GA to Research Heat Removal from High-Power Airborne Electrical Systems
General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems Inc. in San Diego, CA received a $7.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to investigate, develop and demonstrate “high payoff thermal management approaches to the removal of heat from multi-megawatt electric power system and the subsequent elimination of this heat from airborne technologies and components.” The deliverable is intended to quantify technical risk versus potential benefit to the thermal management system.
At this time, $1.25 million has been obligated. Solicitations began July 2006, negotiations were complete October 2006, and work will be complete February 2012. The Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH issued the contract (F33615-01-D-2109, task order 0009).