Advancements in transportation technology require continued innovations in thermal management solutions. For example, autonomous systems or industrial x-ray inspection systems, provide numerous benefits, however at increased temperatures that devices and systems must endure. Active cooling mechanisms featuring the use of high temperature TEMs like the HiTemp ET Series, provide the thermal management solutions needed to operate each system within an acceptable temperature range and optimize their performance.
Advances in autonomous systems such as smart headlights, collision avoidance, infotainment systems and LIDAR require enhanced thermal protection of critical electronics to ensure optimized performance. These emerging intelligent autonomous systems are increasingly complex while decreasing in size and weight.
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Providing a 360-degree view for driver safety, new vehicles use an average of 12 imaging sensors for back-up cameras, adaptive speed control, side collision warnings and more. Typically, these imaging sensors are designed for room temperature environments, but in automotive situations, the operating temperature can reach up to 85°C both from the engine or surrounding electronics. The image resolution from these sensors degrades rapidly once the temperature goes above 50°C. Given that passive cooling cannot go below ambient, a method of active cooling is required.
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Used to scan trucks, vans and other vehicles to ensure safety and security, X-ray inspection systems generate several kilowatts of heat during operation and require cooling of the X-ray tube anode for optimized performance and longer operation life. Liquid cooling systems offer higher efficiencies than air‐based heat transfer mechanisms, which translates into higher reliability, reduced field maintenance, greater system uptime and lower total cost of ownership.