Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Thermal System Protects Signals Payload
The ASIP sensor detects, identifies and locates radar and other types of electronic and modern communication signals. The ASIP industry team includes Northrop Grumman as prime contractor for the development of the ASIP sensor and the Global Hawk platform; Lockheed Martin, Bethesda, Md., which provides the U-2 aircraft and ground station interface; L-3 Communications, New York, N.Y., which provides the data link; and Raytheon, Waltham, Mass., which provides sensor support and ground station interface.
“SprayCool technology enables ASIP to efficiently operate commercial, off-the-shelf as well as very high-end electronics at high altitudes,” said Jeff Severs, SprayCool president and CEO. “Operation of electronics in stressed, high altitude environments, especially with products installed in unpressurized areas of the aircraft, are beset with very low temperatures and minimal air density. This requires a thermal management solution that supports both heating and cooling of electronics."