TechConnect Innovation Program

The Sandia Cooler

Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The Sandia Cooler efficiently transfers the heat load from the stationary frame to the rotating frame through a hydrodynamic air bearing, to a rotating structure that is a hybrid of a finned heat sink and a centrifugal impeller. The cooling performance of this new architecture far exceeds the prior art.

Primary Application Area: Conventional Energy

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The Sandia Cooler provides a 5 to 10X improvement in cooling power per unit volume. In the case of CPU/GPU technology, this will allow processor clock speeds to be doubled in a wide variety of practical applications

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 614

Website: www.sandia.gov

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners