GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics , have announced that they have signed an agreement with SprayCool (formerly Isothermal Systems Research).
The agreement enables GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to act as a supplier of fully integrated subsystems that include their COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) embedded computing solutions within a SprayCool chassis.
Embedded computing systems in military and aerospace applications dissipate increased amount of heat and create a real challenge to cool them sufficiently to ensure reliable operation.
The agreement will enable GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the SprayCool chassis and extend their product offering to meet the needs of customers requiring high performance subsystem solutions from a single source.
The SprayCool chassis technology provides GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms with the following advantages:
- Ability to use a patented phase change spray cooling technique that supports up to 500 watts per card slot and targets large, high power, configurations found in Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), SIGINT (signals intelligence), C41 (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Intelligence) and similar applications.
- Ability to decouple internal board level components from the harsh external environment normally found in military and aerospace applications, allowing the use of rugged ‘conduction cooled’ and less rugged ‘air cooled’ boards.
- Ability to support high powered dissipation levels, which allow integration of multiple subsystems into the same chassis that can save both space and weight.
SprayCool’s direct-spray liquid cooling technology applied to COTS board level assemblies is field proven in ground vehicle (EVF), air applications such as U-2 and is selected for use on UAV platforms such as Predator, Warrior and Global Hawk.