NASA Spinoff Database: Compact Vapor Chamber Cools Critical Components

NASA Center: Glenn Research Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: GRC-SO-210
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Creating longer-lasting batteries for space flight

Advancements in the production of proton exchange membrane fuel cells have NASA considering their use as a power source for spacecraft and robots in future space missions. With SBIR funding from Glenn Research Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Thermacore Inc. developed strong, lightweight titanium vapor chambers to keep the fuel cells operating at optimum temperatures. The company is now selling the technology for cooling electronic components.

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Page Number in Published book: 156
Manufacturer: Thermacore

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