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Purchase Order - NNX15CJ04P

OVERVIEW

Original Description
ADVANCED COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (ACT) HAS DEVELOPED A NOVEL KIND OF HYBRID HEAT PIPES TO SOLVE THE HIGH HEAT FLUX LIMITATION FOR FUTURE HIGHLY INTEGRATED SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS AND ELECTRONICS. THESE HYBRID HEAT PIPES WILL BE CAPABLE OF OPERATING AT THE HIGHER HEAT FLUX REQUIREMENTS (50W/CM2) EXPECTED IN NASA S FUTURE SPACECRAFT AND INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROVERS AND LANDERS AND WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING USED IN MANNED SPACECRAFT S AND EXTRATERRESTRIAL HABITATS. THESE HYBRID HEAT PIPES CAN ALSO (I) OPERATE AGAINST GRAVITY ON PLANETARY SURFACES, (II) OPERATE IN SPACE CARRYING POWER OVER LONG DISTANCES AND (III) ACT AS A THERMOSYPHON ON THE PLANETARY SURFACE FOR LUNAR AND MARTIAN LANDERS AND ROVERS. IN MANY CASES, THEY CAN REPLACE LOOP HEAT PIPES (LHPS) ON LANDERS AND ROVERS. LHPS ARE MORE COMPLICATED TO OPERATE, AND ARE TWO ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE MORE EXPENSIVE. IN PHASE 1 ACT DESIGNED, FABRICATED, TESTED AND SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATED THIS CONCEPT WITH THE FABRICATION OF 4 CONSTANT CONDUCTANCE HEAT PIPES. THIS PHASE 3 REQUIRES ACT TO MANUFACTURE A HYBRID VARIABLE CONDUCTANCE HEAT PIPE (VCHP) OF DIFFERENT DIMENSIONS AND WITH A LARGER EVAPORATOR THAN THE ONES PREVIOUSLY TESTED TO SERVE AS A PROOF OF CONCEPT FOR AN ACTUAL PASSIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT CONTROL DESIGN FOR SMALL SPACECRAFT S.
Awarding / Funding Agency
Place of Performance
Lancaster, PA USA
Pricing
Fixed Price
Set Aside
Small Business Set Aside - Total (SBA)
Extent Competed
Full And Open Competition After Exclusion Of Sources
Related Opportunity
NNX14PHASEIII

STATUS
(Complete)

Period of Performance

5/29/15

Start Date

9/29/15

Current End Date

9/29/15

Potential End Date
100% Complete

Obligations

$43.6K

Total Obligated

$43.6K

Current Award

$43.6K

Potential Award
100% Funded

AWARD RELATIONSHIPS

Purchase Order

NNX15CJ04P

Subcontracts

-

Purchase Order

NNX15CJ04P

Subs

-

ACTIVITY TIMELINE

SUBCONTRACT AWARDS

Opportunity Lifecycle

HISTORY

COMPETITION
Solicitation Procedures
Negotiated Proposal/Quote
Number of Offers Received
500
Other Than Full and Open Competition
None
Evaluated Preference
None
Commercial Item Acquisition
Commercial Item Procedures Not Used
Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items
No

OTHER CATEGORIZATIONS

Subcontracting Plan
Plan Not Required
National Interest Action
None
Research Type
Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) Phase III
IT Commercial Item Category
None
AGENCY DETAIL
Created By
bmartinez
Last Modified By
c.white
Approved By
bmartinez
Awarding Office
NSSC0 NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER
Funding Office
NSSC0 NASA SHARED SERVICES CENTER

LEGISLATIVE MANDATES

Clinger-Cohen Act Compliant
No
Construction Wage Rate Requirements
No
Labor Standards
No
Materials, Supplies, Articles & Equipment
No
Last Modified: 7/7/21