Meggitt demonstrates innovative electronics cooling at TACOM
Meggitt Defense Systems demonstrates latest innovations in electronics cooling to US Army at TACOM
Meggitt Defense Systems unveiled its latest ruggedized military COTS cooling technologies—featuring its modular Ultra Compact Cooler and Compact Cooler—for the US Army at its Expedited Modernization Initiative Procedure (EMIP) Tactical Wheeled Vehicle Component Demonstrations.
Meggitt Defense Systems responded to the Army's invitation to demonstrate its electronics cooling breakthroughs under requirements for Distribution/Mission Enhancements addressing power management.
According to Gerald Janicki, Director of Marketing and Business Development for Meggitt Defense Systems Electronics Cooling, "current and future tactical wheeled and tracked vehicles—as well as sea and air combat platforms—require a significant increase in electronics for command and communications in network-centric joint operations. These electronics, in turn, create a sizable amount of heat. Our advanced modular precision coolers meet these requirements because they are based on battle-proven cooling technologies and are designed for future ruggedized COTS electronics. We have seen marked success with the effects our ruggedized precision coolers have in combat operations."
Janicki explained that Meggitt Defense Systems successfully demonstrated a small portable ruggedized refrigeration system with 1 kW active cooling to a secondary loop of liquid to directly cool critical electronics and communication equipment without costly upgrades to engines or other systems. The system is designed for internal or external mounting to vehicles.
The solution leverages battle-proven M1A2 SEP Main Battle Tank Thermal Management System (TMS) refrigeration technology and components to provide portable and flexible cooling without impacting the engine cooling system. The small units are designed to support COTS electronics and are designed with electronics growth in mind.
Janicki added that the demonstration presented similar technologies developed for platforms planned for the Army's Future Combat Systems. "Our design shows real experience with the development and production of more than 900 TMSs for the Abrams tank."
Following the demonstration to the Army at the EMIP, Meggitt Defense Systems will be demonstrating its cooling systems for air and sea applications around the globe.
For further information contact:
Gerry Janicki, Director, Electronics Cooling Meggitt Defense Systems
16952 Millikan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92656
+1 949 863 0560 office
Dietrich Volkland, Head of Communications
Meggitt Defense Systems
16952 Millikan Avenue
Irvine, CA 92656
firstname.lastname@example.org, +1 949 863 0560 office, +1 949 500 8356 mobile
NOTES TO EDITORS
- Meggitt Defence Systems, part of the Meggitt group, provides training systems and defence systems used by militaries and security agencies around the world. We design, develop, and manufacture integrated virtual and live fire training solutions; free-flying, towed and glide aerial targets; unmanned vehicles; electronic scoring; medium and large calibre linear linkless and compact autoloading ammunition handling systems; environmental control systems; pods; countermeasure systems; and ruggedised fibre optic cable.
- Meggitt PLC, headquartered near Bournemouth International Airport, UK, designs and makes high performance components and systems for aerospace and defence including sensors, engine condition monitoring equipment, avionics, air data systems, fire-proof cabling, igniters, thermal management systems and fluid controls, brakes, wheels and anti-skid systems, live and virtual military training systems, countermeasures and ammunition-handling equipment. The group’s specialist sensors capability is also deployed in the medical, mainstream industrial, test engineering and transportation markets. 6,400 people worldwide generated sales in 2006 of £670 million from customers including the US Department of Defense, Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, EADS, GKN Westland, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, Rolls-Royce and the UK Ministry of Defence.