Raytheon to make nano thermal materials for defense systems

June 25, 2009: Raytheon Co. says it has been awarded a four-year, $6M contract (including all options) by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop nano thermal interface materials (nTIM) to improve thermal performance of defense electronics systems.

The program will use engineered nanomaterials to reduce thermal resistance between interface layers in electronic assemblies; the resulting performance improvements will translate into smaller, lighter, less costly and more powerful defense systems.

Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) unit will head up the nTIS development, partnering with experts assembled from Purdue and Georgia Tech. Work will be done at the firm’s Integrated Air Defense Center and Surveillance and Sensors Center, both in Massachusetts.


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