March 14, 2014 – Blacksburg, VA – Prime Photonics, LC, announced today that it has been selected for a Phase II Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) award by NASA to develop devices based on its novel magnetothermal-powered pump technology. The Prime Photonics technology requires no electricity to operate, resulting in thermal-powered fluidic pumps that can be used in a wide range of thermal control applications ranging from solar cells to advanced microelectronic devices. The Phase II project was one of 98 selected nationwide by NASA.
“Magnetothermal pump technology is an exciting piece of our energy harvesting technology portfolio and I’m very pleased NASA saw the promise in it that we do. Our magnetothermal pump products will be a win-win because they will solve demanding NASA, military and commercial thermal control problems, and they will do it by harvesting waste heat energy that would otherwise be lost to the environment.
About Prime Photonics
Prime Photonics (www.primephotonics.com) develops and manufactures sensors and devices for use in extreme environment applications within the defense, aerospace, industrial and energy market sectors. Prime Photonics was founded in 1999 and is headquartered at 1116 S. Main Street, Blacksburg, VA.