Keyword: Thermodynamics

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
By enabling distributed system architectures, SFF systems and subsystems solve many of the toughest problems facing embedded system designers.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Innovation is carrying airborne technologies farther and higher than ever before, and avionic cooling practices have had to evolve to keep up.
Articles: Energy
The commercial aviation industry is taking critical steps towards zero-carbon aviation.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Learn the distinct pros and cons of the two thermal interface materials.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Brazing isn't efficient, says an industry expert, and it's time for a change.
Articles: Aerospace
Advanced thermal management is one of the keys to bringing directed energy weapons online and to allow them to operate at peak performance.
Articles: Aerospace
A regenerative, high-temperature heat exchanger doubles the efficiency of low-power turbines.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs

As electronic technologies advance in defense and aerospace applications, heat fluxes are becoming larger and more centralized[1,2]. In order to...

Articles: Defense

The wax-filled thermostatic element was invented in 1936 by Sergius Vernet (1899-1968). Its principal application was in automotive thermostats used in the engine cooling system....

Application Briefs: Defense
Stratasys Ltd.
Eden Prairie, MN
952-937-3000
www.stratasys.com/aerospace Phoenix Analysis and Design
Technologies (PADT) Tempe, AZ
1-800-293-PADT
www.padtinc.com

Stratasys Ltd.,...

Articles: Aerospace

Laser diodes and laser diode arrays (LDAs) are widely used throughout military systems, for sighting and range finding, but also at high power levels as offensive and defensive...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

The aerospace sector places some uniquely challenging demands on electronics designers. For a start, the environments that the electronics are exposed to are much harsher...

Articles: Aerospace

Unmanned vehicles for air, land, and water represent an increasingly-important capability for virtually all military services worldwide. Because each new generation of device technology promises...

Articles: Aerospace

Advancements in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) are accelerating as the technology matures from being research-orientated to being deployed in a wide range of products and services, such as autonomous vehicles. While...

Application Briefs: Aerospace
Air Force Research Laboratory
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
+1 937-255-0017
www.wpafb.af.mil

AFRL Materials Integrity engineers recently played a key role in enabling the safer and more...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Two-phase cooling has been utilized in the electronics cooling industry for many decades, with possibly the most well-known adaptation being the heat pipe. Heat pipes are capillary-driven, two-phase devices that rely on...

Articles: Aerospace

Heat pipes are a well-known thermal management solution used in computing applications. Nearly all laptop computers contain some number of heat pipes to effectively remove heat from heat generating...

Articles: Defense

Today’s modern military fighter jets are like “a flying thermos bottle” according to Steve Iden, AFRL Invent Program Manager [1]. Many...

Articles: Aerospace

As sensor processing hardware like data converters, FPGAs and CPUs evolve to handle more channels with higher signal bandwidths, designers can develop powerful distributed signal acquisition and...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

Directed energy weapons first took a step towards reality in the 1980s under President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI), dubbed “Star Wars” by the media. But, the technology didn't really...

Articles: Unmanned Systems

In December, 2016 the newest class of unmanned vehicles, Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUV) made international headlines after China, in an unprecedented act, seized an unclassified “ocean...

Briefs: Aerospace

The rapid expansion of the remotely piloted aircraft market includes an interest in 10 kg to 25 kg vehicles (Group 2) for monitoring, surveillance, and...

Articles: Defense

Embedded computing systems for Mil/Aero applications are often conduction-cooled in an ATR or nonstandard chassis. However, there are many designs that require...

Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Aspen Systems
Marlborough, MA
508-281-5322
www.apspensystems.com

Aspen Systems are supplying Environmental Control Units (ECU’s) for critical communications electronics cooling...

Articles: Aerospace

Microwave radiometers measure temperature, water vapor, and cloud ice in the atmosphere, since oxygen and water vapor naturally emit signals in the microwave portion of the...

Articles: Electronics & Computers

Now more than ever, devices with increasing power and smaller footprints are demanding a good stable cost effective thermal management solution. Fortunately many options are available today. However, for...

Articles: Defense

There are many places one can go to get an outline on the pros and cons of different methods for enclosure cooling. Although we will briefly touch on them here, this is really an in-depth article on how to choose a...

Articles: Defense

High-power laser diodes can generate a great deal of heat. Even for laser diodes operating with 70% or higher efficiency, a large amount of applied energy is converted to heat. Since the performance and...

Articles: Aerospace

The formation of ice over lifting surfaces can affect aerodynamic performance. In the case of helicopters, this loss in lift and the increase in sectional drag forces will have a dramatic...