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Thermacore, Inc. is offering a new generation of compact, custom-built, high-performance air-cooled heat sinks, the result of a multimillion-dollar development contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
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The design integrates Thermacore's Therma-Base Vapor Chamber technology within a three-dimensional thermal solution, with vapor flow spreading heat both laterally in the base and into planar appendage heat pipe blades. High-density fins are attached to the planar blades for enhanced thermal performance.
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These compact, high-performance air-cooled heat sink products will handle heat loads from 250 Watts to 2,000 Watts depending on model. Although the design and layout of the heat sinks is novel, their construction involves standard materials such as copper (wall and wick) and aluminum (fins)

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New kind of air cooler guys...
Edited by un-midas touch - 12/7/12 at 5:07pm
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"handle heat loads from 250 Watts to 2,000 Watts"
2,000 watts of heat? sweet jeebus these things could be useful to OC with.

Unrelated but does anybody else read DARPA and DARMA?... or have i watched too much lost...
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i see DARPA i think Metal Gear Solid, anyone else??
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I'd really like some more information about what has been developed, but I can only find info on thermacore's vapour chamber.
 
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It's a DoD contract. Probably will be classified for a while.

edit: here goes more;

http://www.thermacore.com/news/active-heat-sink-tech.aspx
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One AHST approach to enhancing current air-cooled heat sink technology involves a blend of existing thermal heat sink solutions, with targeted enhancements to improve the efficiency of air movement. The AHST designers are proposing a modular micro-cooling system combining heat pipe technology, polymer circuit-bearing plate agitators, synthetic jets agitators, and an energy-efficient centrifugal air mover or blower.


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Fig. 1. A baseline approach to Active Heat Sink Technology (AHST) showing heat pipe, plate agitator and synthetic jet components.

Edited by un-midas touch - 12/7/12 at 6:11pm
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Love me some innovation, and darpa's track record is not half bad...
 
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If there's any way to advance technology, it's either with NASA or DARPA. Bringing you the Internet, water filters, GPS, and insulin pumps since a while ago.
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i see DARPA i think Metal Gear Solid, anyone else??

Yeah - makes me remember random quotes about the DARPA Chief. smile.gif
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What ever happened to that heatsink that used a layer of air above the chip and spun at extremely high rotation speeds that was developed by Lawrence Livermore National Labs?
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