Customer: UndisclosedApplication: Wi-Fi DeliveryTechnology: Flow AnalysisIndustry: RoboticsLocation: California
Drones are becoming increasingly useful to large corporations, military,and every day consumers across the globe. As technology advances these flying robots are utilized for a number of functions such as search and rescue missions, security surveillance, medical analysis, and in this case, internet access to remote areas. Drones pose their own set of thermal challenges. These are compounded when additional devices are added to supply internet capabilities to underdeveloped countries, often in rugged environments.
The company working to provide this access developed drones with internal components that include an array of power supplies, motors,and modems which dissipate heat inside an attached dome. On the underside of its circuit board an antenna is attached with a protective dome around it. Because the environment would be high in velocity,temperature, and altitude, there was some doubt as to whether that product design would succeed. This doubt caused the company to reach out to the Aavid, Thermal division of Boyd Corporation, to perform a thermal and flow analysis of the drone.
Drone Thermal Management Case Study
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